“13 Reasons Why” is one of the most talked-about shows within the mental health community. This season, we’re breaking down each episode to see how the show’s coverage of mental health issues has evolved. -The Mighty Recently, I had the opportunity to watch the latest season of 13 Reasons Why & write a few summaries/reviews. If [...]
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13 Reasons Why Season 2: Reaction Post
On "The Mighty", I got quite a few comments against many points that I made on my “13 Reasons Why” Season 2: What it Got Wrong post. While I cannot address all of them, I will address the part of comments that really concerned me regarding bipolar disorder... because it was not my intention at [...]
When Mental Illness Gets in the Way of Your “5 Year Plan”
Yesterday, I came across this NAMI blog post: "You Can't Plan for Mental Illness". I definitely related to the writer's story and her message. Please, if you’re experiencing symptoms or warning signs of a mental illness, seek help as soon as possible. Your mental health is far more important than your 5-year plan. I’ve learned [...]
“13 Reasons Why” Season 2: What it Got Wrong
Last year, Netflix's "13 Reasons Why" quickly gained the attention of viewers as well as the concern of parents and mental health professionals. While some argue that the show is helpful in starting conversations on sensitive or taboo topics, such as suicidal ideation, others were concerned that the show's depictions are harmful to its viewers, [...]
13 Reasons Why Season 2: Kicking off the Conversation
When "13 Reasons Why" was released last year on Netflix, the show received much attention, both good and bad. Some praised the high school drama for bringing up issues that are often swept under the rug, such as depression, suicidality and rape. The show was seen as a way to bring up the discussion of [...]
40 Firsts as a Carolina Student
For many college students, their years as an undergraduate student are filled with many firsts, from academics to relationships. It is a time to explore different classes, pathways, friend groups, and organizations. As a graduating senior, I made a list of some firsts I had as an UNC student: 1. First true exposure to dorm [...]
“13 Reasons Why” Impacts its Audience, but not in a Good Way
"13 Reasons Why" Controversy: When the Netflix series "13 Reasons Why," was released in March of this year, it quickly gained attention. The drama depicts a 17-year old girl who dies by suicide, leaving behind audio tapes explaining why she decided to end her own life. It's graphic depiction of self-harm, rape and suicide led [...]