Praised for providing one of the most accurate and compassionate portrayals of living with mental health issues, The CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is breaking the the stigma of mental illness one episode at a time.
The show’s dark jokes about everyday struggles like changing your sheets, eating right and the anxiety attacks caused by one unanswered text resonate with countless viewers and teach important lessons about living with a mental health disorder.
Mental health issues can come with a lot of self-doubt and fear of the future
There’s no black and white solution
Romantic relationships may fuel underlying issues
Self-care is more than making yourself look good for others
When things fall apart, professional help may be needed
Social media can be particularly unhealthy
The crippling power of procrastination
Pay attention to your emotions and find their source
Addiction may be part of the problem
Looks may be deceiving
Sometimes a quiet night in is the best gift you can give yourself
Self-loathing spirals are real and never pretty…
… and neither is depression, despite what movies tell you
Your mental health may become a matter of life and death
Toxic relationships with parents may contribute
But you need to take responsibility for your own bad behavior too
Don’t point fingers
Accept the messiness of life
Learn to say no
Getting the right diagnosis is crucial, but it’s just the beginning
Cheer for yourself
Believe in your journey
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