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Everything You Need to Know About The Blue Whale Challenge

Everything You Need to Know About The Blue Whale Challenge

Note: This is a little PSA about the Blue Whale Challenge. It is time-sensitive. Regular MHM posting will continue as normal next week.

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5 Movies About Mental Health That Got It (Mostly) Right

5 Movies About Mental Health That Got It (Mostly) Right

If you read our previous post on Dissociative Identity Disorder, then you’ll know that mental illnesses often have a poor and inaccurate representation in media and pop culture.

And while some people in Hollywood don’t get it, others come pretty close to portraying mental health in accurate, relatable ways.

Here are my top 5 picks for movies about mental health that got it (mostly) right.

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Dissociative Identity Disorder

Dissociative Identity Disorder

Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder, is a dissociative disorder in which a person develops alternating identities. These identities may have unique mannerisms, names, characteristics and voices (i.e.: accents, wearing glasses, differing ages).

According the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), people who have DID may feel as though multiple voices are trying to take over at once. Many people experience gaps in their memory, including memories of trauma, personal information and daily events.

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Mental Health Awareness Month: Schizophrenia

Mental Health Awareness Month: Schizophrenia

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in May, I’ll be breaking down the basics of mental illnesses you said you wanted to read more about.

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Mental Health Awareness Month: Bipolar Disorder

Mental Health Awareness Month: Bipolar Disorder

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in May, I’ll be breaking down the basics of mental illnesses you said you wanted to read more about.

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