The Complex Problems with Mental Illness in Fiction | a video essay

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Noseplay
Noseplay

A pity, YouTube demonetizes this, just cause it may not arise that much money. This is such an important topic.

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Total drama Ella .
Total drama Ella .

Coronavirus vaccine I'd passport will be law in 3 months if we lucky

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ErgonomicChair
ErgonomicChair

I... would argue life is strange is one of the shittiest depictions of mental health. It's so cheap and false. Characters are written like no one had an idea what actual humans interact or behave.

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Video Cassette
Video Cassette

What could help you would be to focus on just one film or book or a group of films that explore the same illness, the same media tropes. This video is very confusing even for me, a psychiatrist and a film critic. Just a suggestion, not an advertisement, the channel The Take, is helping mento identifying more easily the toxic messages from movie. The ones that are very pervasive and never discussed the “positive messages” of how easy can be to overcome difficulties. One trope that bothers me a lot is how psychologists are portrayed as ridiculous or crazier than the paciente.

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Be Right Back Studio
Be Right Back Studio

@Morrigan Arianrhod You can record people who committed suicide and put it on your thumbnail, but not educate it

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Jensen Kansas
Jensen Kansas

Can't even share this video 🙁

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Dark Lord
Dark Lord

The page asked for my confirmation twice. Welcome to YouTube shenanigans ❤️

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norelle28
norelle28

I cried multiple times during this video, but especially at the point where self-harm is mentioned and you speak about not shaming patients out of it. Every therapist I've been to, immediately started to kind of guilt trip me when it really was the the thing keeping immediate thoughts of suicide reigned in at that time. We know better than anyone else that self-harming doesn't solve anything. Desperation is paralysing. I'm much better now, thankfully, but I just wanted to let you know how important it was to hear what you said about everything surrounding mental health here.

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Rence Paras
Rence Paras

hello sir i just want to ask for somehow kind of like advice or tips in representing mental health in right ways. so that we the writers will be conscious enough to make a direct communication between those who arent mentally struggling and those who are mentally struggling or depressed.

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Maria Clara O. Bruno
Maria Clara O. Bruno

Thank you for you video. Really. I just started psichology college, and I love to read and write. To see such a responsible video about those questions made me question myself about my characters, stories and even about myself. Thank you for your hard work!

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zigavr
zigavr

But you didnt link the cat video, instant dislike

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Ariel Harloff
Ariel Harloff

The description doesn't show up for me. Does anyone know what resources were linked there?

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Paul Viguié
Paul Viguié

Thank you for this very inspiring and insightful video

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Commpisto
Commpisto

"The broken are more evolved" I cant go 1 minute with something kicking my anxiety. I see a fire, and I thing its my father's corpse burning...

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Commpisto
Commpisto

While depression doesn't go away just because of love, it can ease it, and possiblly even eventually cure it. Keyword here being "eventually". I would *love* to see a charactor go through an arc where they learn to cope with their depression with the support and help of their friends and family, and I know I am not the only one. and, outside of general representation, it has a lot of story potential.

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Commpisto
Commpisto

@Josh Flowers your right

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Josh Flowers
Josh Flowers

Id say another keyword is "possibly" cuz yeah, love can fix this problems, like if your partner helps you or they give you the motivation to try to get better The deal is that it doesnt always happen

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Nyx Shadowhawk
Nyx Shadowhawk

I have an adjacent question: What about "Lovecraft-style madness," characters who experience mental illness, mental deterioration, or similar that has supernatural origins? Insanity as a result of seeing eldritch beings or acquiring knowledge that mankind was not meant to know? Madness mantras, hallucinations, nightmares, things of that nature? I'm not sure if this is a different thing (since it rarely mimics real mental illness) or if it's a variation on the "good story problem." I really like this trope. In Fallen London I tend to let my Nightmares rise too high on purpose because the Royal Bethlehem Hotel is so dang fun: "You have lost your mind! Don't panic. You may be able to get it back. In the meantime, everything is gold and red and marvellous." But if I decide to write a variant of this trope, I don't want to do it in a way that's insensitive.

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Scotty B
Scotty B

has this video been FLAGGED? it wont let me view it at all. a message says it's 'been identified as harmful or offensive content'

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ACorgiWithaCrown
ACorgiWithaCrown

You want to see something terrifying about this topic? Go on r/unpopularopinion, theirs a post every day with someone saying they should have the right to kill themselves and that it should be normalized.

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Carl Widegrip
Carl Widegrip

How is that terrifying?

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Galactic Pookachus
Galactic Pookachus

I cannot view this video right now because I am about to sleep but I hope to see at least a single comment mentioning Bojack Horseman

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2011Kestrel
2011Kestrel

Very thoughtful, and thought provoking. Thank you.

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wwdina
wwdina

Read Heartstopper !! One of the best representations of mental illness I’ve seen

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Mama Yaw
Mama Yaw

i had an veteran ex who pretty bluntly said he couldn't stand when 'normal people' kill themselves or cut because he said he'd known friends or mates from his service days go through that, and pretty much just said that 'normal people' didn't have all this trauma and sht that drove them to do these things, but army vets did which, directed at someone (me) who he knew had history with both cutting, was a fked thing to say and seems remarkably close-minded mini rant done

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Mama Yaw
Mama Yaw

kid: i want to kill myself nurse: *hands him a clipboard, saying nothing* me: that's fcked

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Barney The purple dinosaur with Internet access
Barney The purple dinosaur with Internet access

Me: expecting him to just be some random dude making this video. Him: links resources. Me: THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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Clara Calhoun
Clara Calhoun

This is the coolest youtube video I've ever seen. I struggle with a bunch of mental health thingies and everything you said made a lot of sense and helped me put together the pieces of why i relate so much to certain pieces of fiction or art or whatever surrounding mental illness, while others just frustrate me. Anyway ty for this it's super insightful and important and I'm glad you're talking about it

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Mercedes Gazda
Mercedes Gazda

i read turtles all the way down and i really enjoyed the book, i’m glad you approved that it was a good at depicting mental illness.

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Talal h
Talal h

It must feel great to be secure...

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Brandon K
Brandon K

If its romanticized, they're depressed If its not, they're a serial killer No in between or nuance allowed

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Jeffrey McConnell
Jeffrey McConnell

If movies can tip the scale and possibly push someone into suicide we should be looking at a whole lot more than the movies that person is watching.

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lunsen 402
lunsen 402

Dont know How this video is ”offensiv” but apperently youtube does. I got a warning from them when i clicked the video

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oumay yuki
oumay yuki

Thank you

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Nova Caesar
Nova Caesar

I don't need YouTube to have me confirm a video when I click on it.

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Elif Özdamar
Elif Özdamar

Totally unrelated to this video, could you make a psychological analysis of Princess Carolyn from BoJack Horseman? Amazing video as always by the way...

Vor 11 Tage
Balder 8472
Balder 8472

To put it simply writing about mental illness is a tightrope for all parties concerned

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Leo
Leo

I'm here after Netflix ROMANTICIZE su*cide in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina in which Sabrina dies and Nick commits su*cide to join her in the afterlife. Nexfix made something that is completely awful and appalling into something "romantic" instead of showing how Nick could over come the death of a loved one ect

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Tori Derden
Tori Derden

When I was a teenager I thought that scars on the wrists are the way of showing your maturity and deep understanding of the world. I feel so stupid for it, but this perception somehow just stuck in my head

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Noseplay
Noseplay

I think it heavily dependd on, how the medium presents the character and the characters representation of his truth. Just cause it's a short sentence with messenge, doesnt mean it is the intrensic truth of the medium but only the viewpoint of one perspective character within the story

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Petra
Petra

Perhaps they over-romanticize mental illnesses because, for things like depression, they probably think that it’s because the person is lonely and nobody is there for them, and other stuff like self-worth and all that. So the creators made this ideology that giving these depressed people someone to stay by their side will fix their depression and all their problems. While I think this is a nice attempt, it gives off this false ideal that someone else will come by eventually and whisk all your worries away. There’s no self-improvement or anything. Mental illnesses have to be dealt with solely by the person who has them. The person can be encouraged and influenced by the people around them but the actual work has to be done by the person themselves. Someone’s depression isn’t going to just disappear instantly because they get a lover.

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Bear Park
Bear Park

36:32 this is exactly what my mother did when she found out. she took everything i could've used, shamed me, shouted at me, and didn't bother to listen. even when i told her why, she still said my reason didn't matter cause s3lfh4rm is bullshit behavior. "You have no rights on doing that to urself, no matter what the reason may be"

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Julzzz
Julzzz

I am struggling. No one is there to check up on me. I’m being put on medication. But it makes me feel as if I’m a zombie that cannot be normal without a dose of drugs. This medication, and time, is the only hope I have for my misery if I were honest. I hope it works. I hope this won’t last forever

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Ale Titan
Ale Titan

That's usually a sign you need to switch to a different medication. Maybe you should consider talking to your doctor and getting a different type of medication. I hope things improve for you

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Jaclyn Jenson
Jaclyn Jenson

I’ve just just burst into tears at the inclusion of Robin Williams at the end and I had to pause the video. I’ve cried more over his passing since I was a child than when my own dad abandoned my family. Robin’s words and acting have impacted me in ways I still can’t even fully comprehend, and to know he struggled at any capacity to that unfortunate end, absolutely tears me to shreds.

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Melkor 'Morgoth Bauglir'.
Melkor 'Morgoth Bauglir'.

Thank you.

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emoboypees
emoboypees

pff life is strange...

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A Wanderer
A Wanderer

As someone who's been struggling with depression, dissociation and anxiety since I was 10 yrs old (I'm almost 25 now), bojack horseman is one of the few pieces of fiction that portrays how much of a black hole it is to struggle with mental illness to an absurdly realistic but comforting degree.

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Paz Piderit
Paz Piderit

nice to know im not the only one that thinks their mental illness is part of my personality now

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Ipad Air
Ipad Air

a comment

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Yashasvi S
Yashasvi S

I'm sorry but I really didn't like split.

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TheEvilRaccoon
TheEvilRaccoon

The thing with mental illness in any storytelling setting is that most romanticize it.

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Abichael Belizaire
Abichael Belizaire

Thank you.

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garoons
garoons

Just one other bad thing about the self harm quote in the show, self harm isn't really a person who wants to commit suicide and is "resisting" it. That doesn't make any sense if you've known anyone who does nssi. There is no "resistance" of an urge in the act. It doesn't really have anything to do with suicide in many cases or the desire to do so. Sure, the two can be comorbidities of course and it may be the case for some people that they are resisting. I just don't think the show should have linked the two together in that manner

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Jade Tanguay
Jade Tanguay

can you please do a video on your thoughts about the virgin suicides or wonder egg priority

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Jade Tanguay
Jade Tanguay

@Ale Titan nothing there both different films but they have the same main topic aka suicide

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Ale Titan
Ale Titan

What does virgin suicide have to do with an anime?

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Elisha So
Elisha So

24:29 why would you do that to us

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Jacob Brasher
Jacob Brasher

There is no reason for this video to be demonetized or have a warning, YouTube. 🙄

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Chv Hndrtntlr
Chv Hndrtntlr

Click this video and got warn from youtube that some community find this video offensive

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Commpisto
Commpisto

I do not have some sort of mental illness, thankfully, but shows like 13 reasons why disguists me. You, the person who is reading this comment, PLEASE do not watch this show! You have no idea what it does to a person. It didnt make me sympetize with people with mental illness. And for a while, I tought that people with any mental illness were automaticlly pychopaths!! THIS SHOW IS DANGEROUS!

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Captain Larkspur
Captain Larkspur

I used to be very ignorant and think suicide was for weak people. Then my brother died and I struggled for years and still am struggling. Suicide isn't a weak thing. It's not noble. But it's not weak. 2020 Autumn I was at my lowest low and I am moving back in with parents because of it. I am able to type this out because I focused on my dog and what it would be like for her to be stranded in a dark and quiet apartment with me gone by suicide. Even now it makes me tear up a bit. The same dog my parents told me not to get. To not adapt from an animal shelter. I love her to bits and she may never know how much she helped me stay grounded. Even when I felt so insignificant in my work life, love life, hobbies, and family I would come home to her wagging tail and smile.

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Katherine Mironova
Katherine Mironova

This is so thoroughly structured and academically researched! Bravo! Most of the channel is not usually my cup of tea, but you make me want to discover it! Thank you so much! And to answer the question if you should make a video about it, I think you should. And there’s no way to write an “appropriate” suicide or mental illness story because eventually it will hurt someone. It’s art and it really is supposed to hurt. We only remember films and books that were réal enough to become a part of us. And at the end of the day, mentally ill people do themselves romantisize mental illness as a way to cope with it. It’s a struggle and you do kinda need to be a hero to handle it. Actually I myself take pride in my fight against all the shit that happened to me, and it makes me stronger. Thank you again, man!

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Allison Phillips
Allison Phillips

I NEED TO SHARE THIS VIDEO SCREW YOU YOUTUBE

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Allison Phillips
Allison Phillips

Wattpad ship stories: Character A: I'm depressed Character B: But I love you Character A: Ok I'm fine now Me: ???????????

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Ale Titan
Ale Titan

To be fair, children write those

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Allison Phillips
Allison Phillips

Im actually planning on making a book where the main character has depression. I normally write horror so I decided to make it during a zombie apocalypse. (Hear me out) I have depression and anxiety myself so I really want to input how I feel. I want this book to show that not everyone with depression are the same and go through the same thing. The main character has genetic depression (like me) and runs out of her medication. She stays home hidden in her room until she feels the affects of the lack of her medication. She eventually convinces herself to go out and find more antidepressants. Her only hope is to go a mental hospital. I haven't gotten to far on the plot, but I want her to meet someone in the ward. I plan on this person to have depression but depression caused by trauma. I REALLY want to show that you can't always tell when someone is depressed or going through anything.

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Arianna Richardson
Arianna Richardson

I hate romanticizeation, people tell me all the time " you should be thankful for your childhood, it's what made you stronger!" I always have the urge to just shake them and yell in their face "I WAS A CHILD!! I DIDN'T NEED TO BE FUCKING STRONG!! I NEEDED TO BE SAFE!!"

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Ramon Fax!
Ramon Fax!

Screw you YouTube for Demonetising this video, how could you, this is an eduacational video!!!!

Vor 18 Tage
aetosia
aetosia

When I'm older I really wanna write a book based on my friend and their struggles with depression and suicide, I just hope I do it well.

Vor 19 Tage
azumi- naz
azumi- naz

Honestly im so glad this vid was rec to me becoz im currently writting a story about mental health and yes its a complicated struggle even for me. But kinda disappointed i watched 45 mins of this and u saying, 'idk' which i completly understand. Its hard talking or even figuring out how mental illness works and how it can become a butterfly effect to everyone around once u discuss it in fiction. But i do agree on some points u made (realtionships are harder with MH, romantinsing, etc.) But the problem with writing a book (btw, id love to read the books u rec) is that its conveyed on a deeper level, deeper than any show can portray, because of its developement and the relatabilty of characters, because we SEE and FEEL the characters pain and emotions, we can HEAR their suicidal thoughts and thats exactly why its hard to write a story on it because its too detailed. And i totally understand why people would use 3rd person or not show the scene because its too detailed. Thats why i have a problem with writing my story because so far (currently ongoing) its triggering, even for me. The book focuses on eating disorders which i personally have never struggled with but know many people do, but since writing the book ive been having issues with my body and uncomfortable with how much i eat. Even tho the book isnt directly about suicide, it largely details anorexia. Sure, if people are triggered its not like theyre gonna kill themselves... but they might get themselves trapped to wanting the perfect body like the protagonist. This is why its so difficult writing about mental health and i wanted to shine a light to this for other writers. If anyone has any tips or advice on how to protray MH in fiction, ill gladly take ur advice. Thank u.

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Chy Chy
Chy Chy

i felt suicidal today and i came across your video trying to distract myself and idky this video got demonetized bc this made me feel better somehow. thank you for the vid🙏🏽

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ariel alexis
ariel alexis

I really enjoyed this video, and I think your formal and personal experiences really made your analyzations informative, relatable, yet respectful. Mental health in media is so full of grey area that it is definitely at least important to be able to have this open dialogue between real people.

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ariel alexis
ariel alexis

I was in highschool when the first season of 13rw came out, and I remember all of my friends talking about how amazing it was and how it was so informative. I, severely depressed at the time, decided then to watch it in order to be able to contribute to the conversations with my friends. I absolutely hated the show, which in turn created a lot of issues for me. I ended up relapsing soon after watching the last episode, and the realization that my friends found this entertaining and poetic made me think that they would never understand what I was going through (and it’s true most of them never did). The fact that anyone thought the last episode was appropriate to depict is mind boggling and disgusting to me in all honesty.

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Mirmi
Mirmi

17:55 The full "quote" (more like the paragraph on page 23) is: Of all the people I could have "saved", Theodore Finch is the worst possible choice because he's a Bartlett [school] legend. I don't know him that well, but I know /of/ him. Everyone knows /of/ him. Some people hate him because they think he's weird and he gets into fights and gets kicked out of school and does what he wants. Some people worship him because he's weird and he gets into fights and gets kicked out of school and does what he wants. He plays guitar in five or six different bands, and last year he cut a record. But he's kind of . . . extreme. [Examples of past behaviors/actions]. The great Anna Faris once said that the secret of surviving high school is to "lay low". Finch does the opposite of this. It doesn't matter if Finch does something good or something harmful - The students and adults still judge him.

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LEP- 13
LEP- 13

I really don't like 13 reasons why. They didn't do a good job representing what it's like to have these mental illnesses and its just waaaayy too much. Like the scene of the photographer kid (I forgot his name-) getting a broom stick or something like that, shoved up him in the bathroom. That made me feel just...no.

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Jessica Mathis
Jessica Mathis

This is one of the best videos I’ve ever seen on YouTube

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OfficialTVDNTv
OfficialTVDNTv

Wow

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Ida Jakobsson
Ida Jakobsson

You're not saying something that we didn't already know. Its a good, well researched video that is not in ,according to me, triggering. I have ptsd, depression, anxiety and bpd. But its also very personal what's triggering. This reminds my of my therapy sometimes. Fuck YouTube. 13 reasons why is totally fine apparatly and its very damaging. Go you

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Lauren J
Lauren J

I thought 13reasons why was too graphic, but after the first season I thought it got better, and was relatable in some ways. I do think too much romanticization can be really damaging, but a small amount beneficial

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sarah butler
sarah butler

I don’t care that 13 Reasons Why put “trigger warnings”. There is no reason you need to show, in great detail, the scene of which Hannah takes her life.

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Video Cassette
Video Cassette

They first disclaimer for this video should be - it’s made dor mental health professionals- as one it was already very difficult, so I can’t imagine a person with mental illness watching this in order to be able to separate the message from media to the one you should have received from professional

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Me and my BobbyGee
Me and my BobbyGee

This video is do well made, I watched it about six times since I found it. Very well constructed

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Leech
Leech

Thank you for making this video Hello Future Me. Really sensitive and difficult topic to discuss but it's necessary. Thank you so much!

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Leech
Leech

Whoever greenlit any of the seasons after season 1 of 13 reasons why is an actual monster and the people that willingly worked on that show are too

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King Nolos
King Nolos

I understand the nuances of this. The dangers of writing/filming/mentioning this. As an aspiring writer, i just want you to know that this was invaluable to me. I have a character who wins a battle by absorbing an immortal. The immortal learns to connect with his mind and shares his gruesome memories with him to traumatize him and whispers to him. He is essentially cursed with near-schizofrenia "mental illness" (even though it was not meant to be a mental illness and when it all comes down to it IS NOT ONE) and I was wondering how to go about writing it. Of course the immortal is released to give the immortal a redemption arc (although i am thinking of changing that to avoid what you spoke about. the end goal being absolution when many struggle with that) I may just have them talk about hope after his is free. But now that i understand, because of your mental illness videos, I am sensitive to the subject. I will write it with those who struggle in mind and try to present hope in a way that isn't about "the boss battle". and for those of you MORONS who got this demonitized. Shame on you. I don't care who you are. I don't care your reason. This is one of the sweetest guys on the internet. This stuff needs to be talked about to AVOID moments of future blundering. This is the biggest mental illness advocate in my life and you need to get out. leave. take your toxicity. And leave.

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Kiku91
Kiku91

I remember reading the book “Icy Sparks” to help empathize with a family member with Tourette’s. It didn’t help too much with that, but the book was not a terrible representation (the author has epilepsy and retooled her experiences to write about a fictional person with Tourette’s in the 1960s). If anything it started a path of me looking at my own disabilities and mental illnesses (adhd, depression, anxiety, and asd) and finding my strengths and weaknesses. I now know, (15 years later) that my anxiety makes me humble, my depression makes me empathetic, my adhd makes me pragmatic, my asd makes me introspective. Those same things also make me hesitant, self loathing, preoccupied, and naïve at times. However I have learned that it doesn’t mean I could have been those things without my mental illnesses, rather it just shaped how I became those things. And I just about manage it. With meds, friends, family, self reflection and time, and I’m aware others struggle more with it than others. I hope I am able to make the right choice if someone ever needs me for support in that way as well.

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takemeonajetplane
takemeonajetplane

This is one of the better videos on the tubes. The best

Vor 22 Tage
Meshalab _
Meshalab _

I am so glad we have a show like Bojack Horseman now. That show truly portrays mental illness with incredible care, and It's genuinely helped me through difficult times. Good Damage is definitely one of my favourite episodes.

Vor 22 Tage
Avacado Boi
Avacado Boi

Bojack Horseman, that's all I need to say

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Mitra Avesta
Mitra Avesta

Gone girl learn me lots of thing 1 of them is not to die "why should i die" I love amy

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Alleigh Clark
Alleigh Clark

If writing mental health: Keep the two audiences in mind Double check for possible triggers Give getting help a positive message Make the client believe in getting help (so the reader will be encouraged that it’ll work for them too) Mental disorders make relationships hard Life’s aren’t fixed but managed Mental health is ugly. Don’ti hide the uncomfortable reality. Romance doesn’t fix mental health Don’t make mental health the justification for antagonism Character struggle, not character flaw Restoration, finding a new title or label for yourself that doesn’t lead to poor self esteem Don’t make their disorder their contribution to the world People can’t totally help the people they care about We can’t calculate our way into recovery Validate pain but don’t endorse it It’s okay to get help.

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Morrigan Arianrhod
Morrigan Arianrhod

I noticed that clip of "Dead Poets Society", I haven't thought about that movie in YEARS, for some reason my high school had an obsession with that movie and we watched it at least 3 times all 4 years...now I'm wondering if anyone else was tortured with that movie? It truly ruined the movie for me

Vor 22 Tage
Henrik Myrhaug
Henrik Myrhaug

I used to be bullied, but didn't really think of it much, and didn't understand what was happening until one day when I skipped school, my mom came home early. I realised then that if something hadn't been wrong, I wouldn't have skipped school. Afterall, I had great friends and teachers, and I actually liked to learn new stuff at school. I found out that what I was going through was not normal, and that my mental health had taken a significant toll. The school stepped in, my parents and I went to a therapist, and I got the help that I needed. I feel like it can be hard to accept that you might have a mental illness, and it can be hard to realize you need help, and that others want to help you. I have had friends who were severely depressed, but refused to tell their parents because they didn't want to be a burden, or because they did not believe it could help. I still have lasting trauma from being bullied, and if I had figured out earlier what was going on, then I think I that trauma would have been less severe.

Vor 23 Tage
Lauren J
Lauren J

I’m really glad things got better for you❤️

Vor 20 Tage
Sammybee
Sammybee

I lost my best friend to suicide on July 4th 2017, and it just clicked with me how close this was with the 13 Reasons Why release date. It angers me that he possibly watched this triggering series and that might have been the reason that he is gone forever. He had some other problems, but that might have been the final push...

Vor 23 Tage
Jocelyn M
Jocelyn M

As an aspiring author with depression myself this was really helpful. I wanted to write a story about my own feelings my own struggle, but I didn't want to romanticize it, I did not want to weaponize it, but I was also scared about lacking conflict or the basis for a good story. This video was very enlightening, I am sorry it got demonetized but I wanted to let you know that this is very helpful.

Vor 23 Tage
Hadewijch Stock
Hadewijch Stock

i struggled with depression self harm and suicidal ideoligy for a long time. I remember watching 13 reasons why and it made me even more upset because she really had a terrible life. It made me feel horrible about feeling so low al the time. I tried reaching out once and got a 'other people have it worse' response. Hannah Baker had 13 extremely bad things happen in a pretty short period of time and that made her kill herself. Depression doesnt always come with a reason. It took me 2 attempts and a very long time in therapy but im doing much better now. Ive always thought 13 reasons why did more harm then it made things better

Vor 23 Tage
swivel keyring
swivel keyring

8:47 not to play devil's advocate but this line is also common IRL? I'm trying to understand the whole thing because I'm firm believer of creative freedom in fictional content, maybe I'm biased. Haven't finished through the video, but I don't think accounting people deaths to a popular show would necessarily solves anything?

Vor 23 Tage
Aya King
Aya King

i feel like some people don't understand that not all messages are a take away. some are meant to be critically thought about and that's it. stories has always been about escapism and how one resonates with a message is solely up to them. however, people have given too much power to an otherwise powerless medium. what is made is only a reflection to what we are. society makes the medium, not the other way around. that justification that one seeks to be reassured will be found another way, without a doubt. it's easy to blame, it's hard to fix. i'm not saying this medium can't have a hand in the issue, the wrong people doing it is obviously the issue, but the right people aren't doing it either.

Vor 23 Tage
Ak1hiro
Ak1hiro

someone I know was really close to giving up I think the only reason they're staying is because of us and it's so painful I don't know how to make it better for them they've gone to another country for their studies I can't even be there personally and we can't even afford therapy I have no idea what I'm supposed to do

Vor 23 Tage
Leandra Calvanese
Leandra Calvanese

It's really hard but the best thing would just to be there for them and remind them that they matter, i hope your friend starts to feel better

Vor 20 Tage
Bianca W
Bianca W

13 reasons why when it first came out and everyone was watching it: yeah so basically hannah killed herself to get a message across and make those who hurt her feel bad 9th grade me who was suicidal and had an eating disorder: write that down, write that down!!! edit - i feel like i should add that i’m going into my sophomore year of college now and i’m doing waaay better. some depression, anxiety, adhd and mild ocd can’t stop this bitch

Vor 23 Tage
Lauren J
Lauren J

Yeah I feel that first season really gave off the wrong impression. I’m glad you’re better now❤️

Vor 20 Tage
Jake Rosa
Jake Rosa

Omg this first clip of max saving her friend that game made think about life so much i couldn't play that game for a while after my mom died but I'm better now i can't kinda sill play it

Vor 23 Tage
ejstar
ejstar

thankyou for talking about turtles all the way down. it’s one of my favourite books, and when i read it when it was released it helped me a lot to reach out to get help for my ocd, which lead me to ERP which i’m in right now

Vor 23 Tage
Bernadette Scheiber
Bernadette Scheiber

As a writer and survivor of self harm and suicide attempts, thank you. Thank you so much for shedding light on this controversial topic. We don't need more suicide ideation and romanticizing but we desperately need others to understand and emphasize. For us to be visible. Because our struggles are real.

Vor 23 Tage
A. S.
A. S.

Also, in the book she dies by pills. It’s abhorrent how the TV show shows such a gruesome, graphic way of suicide for literally no reason other than glorifying it.

Vor 24 Tage
Reshene Wells
Reshene Wells

Love this video glad you are doing this video

Vor 24 Tage
Akeneo11
Akeneo11

Hellblade: sennuas sacrifice does it very well

Vor 24 Tage
Terror Talks
Terror Talks

I am writing a horror story that involves mental illness, and I was actually afraid to watch this video. I was afraid to learn that matter my attempts to display mental health in a positive light I might be sending harmful and inaccurate messages However, after watching this, I feel more competent at doing at least some good to one audience while also weaving a good story. Thank you for taking the risk to make this; I hope you know that for me and others, it is valuable.

Vor 24 Tage
I'M NOT OK WITH THIS!
I'M NOT OK WITH THIS!

Hey I have a question....are you qualified to diagnose someone with mental illness? You see I may be Bipolar but all the mental health centers in my area are all booked (due to the pandemic) so it’s difficult for me to find someone to give me a proper diagnosis. If you are able to my Gmail is brandilynnart@gmail.com. If you can help me out it would be gravely appreciated. If not then I completely understand. 💖

Vor 24 Tage
Abigail Gibbons
Abigail Gibbons

It’s always such a mixed bag when someone is writing to process their own feelings. Depending how their stories turn out it’s dangerous for their ideas to be shared around, but obviously they should be allowed to have some sort of outlet for it. Very interesting

Vor 24 Tage
Bilbo Swaggins
Bilbo Swaggins

I can't even download this video with premium.

Vor 24 Tage

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