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Mental illness isn't a joke and shouldn't be taken lightly. So many shows display mental illness in the wrong way, but I've discovered 3 shows that display it appropriately
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3 TV shows that touch on mental illness appropriately #wellness

Mental illness is real. Some illnesses are talked about and recognized more than others, like bipolar disorder. Then there are ones that people think are made up like body dysmorphia, self mutilation, eating disorders, anxiety, and depression. We need to talk about mental illness because ignoring it or hiding it will only push others away. We need a good support system and people around us who understand when it’s time to give us our space, comfort us, or just to remind us that it’s okay. It’s shows like these that take us from pretending mental illness doesn’t exist, to talking about it without shame or embarrassment.

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Waiting Up For An Addict – Pretties Addiction Series Vol. 10

I’m not a mother yet. I don’t the feeling of a mother/daughter relationship. I don’t know how it feels to be a mom worried about her child, but I know how it feels to be a daughter worried about her mother. I think the comparison can be made because parents worry sick about their children. Teenagers are wild, reckless, and their brains aren’t fully developed yet. My mom is wild, reckless, and her brain cells are fried from years of drug abuse.

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Guest Post: Mugshot Mom Part 2 – Pretties Addiction Series Vol. 8

Throughout the course of my childhood, my mom had many, many boyfriends. None as infamous as the “prison boyfriend”, to this day I believe my mom had a fighting chance at recovery and he took that all away, now my mom is addicted to crack, same as cocaine just smoked instead of shooting or snorting. My mom and he were on and off till about 1994. About 1993 my mom, prison boyfriend, and my new half-brother moved to Florida. My mother now was a full fledged crack addict. Not only had my mom abandoned Jamie and I but now my little baby brother. Just a baby left to be raised by my Great Grandmother in her 80’s at the time. I don’t think prison boyfriend was in Florida very long before he left my mom and went back to Missouri. My mom then began her life on the streets.

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Guest Post: Mugshot Mom Part 1 – Pretties Addiction Series Vol. 7 #TCOAA

I barely have any memories of my life before my mom’s addiction started. I have no happy memories as a child of my mom that I can recollect, not one. There were lots of babysitters. Men, women, strangers, we were always with someone other than our mom. To be honest at the time I didn’t really care, because when she was there she wasn’t really there at all.

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When The World Found Out Part 2 – Pretties Addiction Series Vol. 6 #TCOAA

I went to school the next day with the article in my see-through binder. Yeah, I thought it was kinda cool. I had the cool mom. I had the mom that wasn’t like any other mom. Really, I had a mom that wasn’t a mom at all. I didn’t really care about that at the time, though. I am sure teachers felt bad for me. The sad thing is, nobody said anything to me about it. It’s like everyone in that town ignored the major issues. Not once did anyone make sure that I was okay while my mom was in jail.

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