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TV’s troubling storylines for characters with a mental illness

Characters experiencing mental illnesses were once relegated to the margins of television dramas – mostly as villains, victims or figures of fun. In recent years, they have gained greater prominence, and are increasingly used to help move the plot forward or spice up an otherwise boring, procedural drama or mystery.

https://theconversation.com/friday-essay-tvs-troubling-storylines-for-characters-with-a-mental-illness-81456