• Mental Health

    The Portrayal Of Mental Illness On TV

    Ahead of my #TalkMH chat this Thursday, I wanted explore two of my favourite TV shows and look at how they portray mental illness. Gilmore girls As much as I hate to say it, because GG is my absolute favourite TV show, I strongly dislike how it portrays therapy. In season 6, episode 11 (‘The Perfect Dress’), Rory is asked to attend therapy following her recent time away from college. From Lorelai’s initial reaction (‘I can’t believe you’re going to a therapist’ followed by a joke about the old cliché of therapists asking about your mother) to the actual session itself, nothing in this episode is handled sensitively at all.…