Mental health is a serious business, which makes it specially unadvisable to learn about it from show business. As much as you like The Boondock Saints, you really shouldn't pop it into your DVD player as a substitute for therapy.  I think we all agree on that – health is health, and entertainment is entertainment. Still, considering how big movies and TV are in everyone's life, it'd be nice if they tried a liiiitle bit harder when it comes to representing these matters.  Otherwise, people can end up being misled about this weighty issue. For example, did you know that…

Love will not cure your mental illness. Yes, having love in your life has a positive effect and helps you cope with your illness better - but it's still an illness, and needs to be treated. You can't just love it away any more than you can love away infectious mono.

Source: Vulture

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