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4 Movies That Inaccurately Portray Mental Health

Hollywood movies are known for thrilling audiences, making people laugh, and entertaining millions of viewers with horror, comedy, and everything in between. While these movies are known for captivating audiences worldwide, famous characters don’t always relate to the real-life people they are meant to portray. Some of the biggest victims to suffer from this disconnect are those who suffer from mental illness.

Celebrities Speak Up About Postpartum Depression

Having a baby and growing your family is a beautiful thing, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Bringing home your newborn is a joyful occasion, but it can also cause anxiety and trigger mood swings. Experiencing the “baby blues” after childbirth is common, and typically lasts anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of weeks. This can include difficulty sleeping, crying fits, and experiencing anxiety or other mood swings. For some women, however, it takes a much more serious form as postpartum depression.

Celebrities Pledge Mental Health Support Amid COVID-19

While the Coronavirus pandemic threatens the physical health of many across the globe, it also poses a risk to the mental health of many. There is a stigma that surrounds mental health and it is often overlooked and prioritized below physical health, however that should not be the case and all health should matter equally. Some celebrities have recognized this and the importance of support and resources to provide mental health wellness during this time.

Billie Eilish at the "Everything, Everything" Premiere on the TCL Chinese 6 Theater on May 6, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA

How Billie Eilish Juggles Mental Health and Superstardom

All around the world, millions of people suffer from mental health disorders like depression and anxiety. In fact, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 4.4 million children and teens in the U.S. alone suffer from some form of anxiety. Of those children and teens, about 1 in 3 also suffer from depression, while nearly 40 percent also experience behavioral problems.