Mental Health & Pop Culture

Mental Health through Pop Culture eyes & Pop Culture through Mental Health Eyes

Hello, friend! This section is a collection of posts that examines mental health in the context of pop culture – representations of mental health or reflections of someone with mental health concerns on particular pop culture representations. Feel free to suggest topics for future posts!

Let It Go: Disney’s Frozen and Mental Health

Disney released Frozen at an interesting time during my life. Having grown up a devout Disney fan, I knew every classic up through Lilo & Stitch like the back of my hand. Then came high school, 9/11, and an intensification of my mental health issues that made Disney feel less appealing. Not to mention the…

Sokovia Accords

This is just for fun today. I have mentioned my Chris Evans/Captain America awakening in past entries (in short, that I knew little of Cap in the past, but the character became a favourite through Evans’ MCU performance). One of the things that stayed with me was the debate surrounding the Sokovia Accords, specifically Secretary…

Little Women and a Lot of Anxiety

People with anxiety know the pattern well. A thought occurs, then another and another. One’s mind unwittingly goes down a rabbit hole of progressively unreasonable thoughts with the same subtlety as aging. Only as an older soul looking back at photos of one’s younger self is the change apparent. In the moment, those most extreme…

Captain America and Me

Growing up I read and followed two superheroes: Batman and Spider-Man. Batman was just a man, fighting crime in the DC Universe alongside literal gods. He trained to be a strong and skilled fighter. He studied to become the world’s greatest detective. While I cannot relate to being a billionaire and recognise that the lack…

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