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!

  • A Beautiful Mind – review of the depiction of mental health
  • Black Swan – review of the depiction of mental health
  • The Big Short – an OCPD review of the ethics and morality in 2015’s The Big Short
  • Captain America and Me (published below) – the appeal of Captain America to someone with OCPD
  • City Slickers – the impact of one comedy on the life philosopher on one anxious mind
  • Frozen: Let It Go – Elsa’s depiction of mental health and the positive influence of Let It Go on anxiety and other disorders
  • Good Will Hunting – review of the depiction of mental health
  • Harvey – review of the depiction of mental health
  • Inside Out – an explanation of emotional intelligence and mental health for the family
  • Iron Man 3 – Tony Stark’s battle with panic attacks
  • Joker: A Mental Health Review (published below) – examining the role of mental heath in the film Joker
  • Little Women and a Lot of Anxiety (published below) – the enduring appear of Little Women to someone with anxiety; special emphasis on the Greta Gerwig film
  • Mr. Smith Went to Washington – an OCPD take on the Jimmy Stewart classic
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – review of the depiction of mental health
  • Perks of Being a Wallflower – review of the depiction of mental health
  • Sokovia Accords (published below) – an OCPD ethics take on the appropriateness of the Accords
  • Walter Sobchak or, “Am I the only one around here who gives a shit about the rules? Mark it zero!” – an OCPD examination of John Goodman’s character from The Big Lebowski

And more to come!

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 SecretaryContinue reading “Sokovia Accords”

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 lackContinue reading “Captain America and Me”

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