15 TV Shows That Deal With Mental Illness

These are some of our favorite shows about this touchy subject. And 'Monk.'
15 TV Shows That Deal With Mental Illness

Mental illnesses are really hard. For instance, writing this opening required me to check to make sure the sentences were all of equal length. Or consult with the demon living in my head. Or do a very specific ritual. Or have a panic attack. Or imagine a squirrel did it. Because I’m crazy, which means just kinda whatever to Hollywood most of the time.

Some shows, though, go beyond shallow portrayals and deal with what it’s really like to have a debilitating, often lifelong invisible illness that affects and colors your existence every day. Often because they’re made by people who are mad themselves, and understand the horror of dealing with an awful god inside your head demanding insane worship and dispensing awful punishments. 

And some of these are comedies. So here are some of our favorite shows about mental illness. And also Monk. Monk is on here, too. Gotta have Monk.

Moon Knight

Shows about mental illness MOON KNIGHT DISSOCIATIVE IDENTITY DISORDER This superhero show about a man possessed by a God deals with alters, hallucinations, and dissociative personality disorder. CRACKED.COM

Source: /Film

Lady Dynamite

Shows about mental illness LADY DYNAMITE BIPOLAR DISORDER We follow a fictional Maria Bamford after an hospital stay for bipolar disorder in this loving, painful show CRACKED.COM

Source: Vice


Shows about mental illness CRACKED EVERYTHING This show deals with mental illnesses driving you to murder. CRACKED.COM

Source: IMDb

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