Movie Review: Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

The film I chose to look at is Silver Linings Playbook (2012). The movie follows the main character, Patrick’s, release from his court ordered stay at a mental institution. The story focuses on Patrick’s adjustment to being back at home and trying to “fix everything” while navigating his illness.  Patrick is diagnosed with bipolar disorder. […]


Another meme about mental illness that shows that younger generations have become desensitized to the issue. It also reminds me of a comment I made earlier in the week about how sometimes people will take traits that are outside the norm and assume they have a mental illness or disorder. Szasz would not approve of […]


This video reminded me of the readings for this week because it mentioned  how in the 19th century insanity in women was linked to pregnancy and the period immediately after giving birth, which today we know is from the psychological stress of giving birth and is referred to as postpartum depression. The other part is […]


(apologies for the embed not working, the link should be fine!) This comedian addresses the struggles of talking about mental health within the Black community. While his comment may be brief, it became the highlight of his stand-up set simply because it was relatable to many.

Neonya Garner 2023-09-26 03:23:29

Neonya Garner In the past few decades, taking care of one’s own mental health has become a great concern to millions around the world. Entire industries dedicated to taking care of people with mental illnesses have been redefined and reconstructed to fit the crisis. While the rate of accessibility to mental health help has increased […]


This meme (a little outdated) perfectly encompasses what many Black Americans experience when opening up about depression and other mental illnesses.


Black psychiatrist and other specialist within the field of Psychology and Mental Health gather to discuss the question: Why do Black people not go to therapy? In the video, they discuss multiple factors, but the most common reason being the stigma behind mental health within the Black community as a whole. Societal and cultural standards […]