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Aug 24, 2022

Previously on Geeks Represent, we’ve talked about the importance of health especially when it comes to people of color. However, one of the most neglected aspects of health is that of the mind. If the last few years have shown us anything, it’s that our mental health cannot be taken for granted, and that people of color have been particularly vulnerable due to both systemic racism and culture norms. That’s why it’s so important that mental health issues are accurately portrayed in the media in order to spread awareness and understanding.


00:00:15 Intro

00:00:48 Dorothy Intro

00:02:03 Jashelle Intro 

00:02:37 Why Is It So Important To Discuss Mental Health?

00:08:05 Why Do You Think BIPOC And Other POC Are Especially Vulnerable To Mental Health Issues?

00:19:35 Therapy Being Brushed Off By Minorities   

00:33:42 Why Do You Think Positive/Accurate Portrayals Of Mental Health In The Media Is Important?

00:39:50 Examples Of Bad Portrayals Of Mental Health

00:49:31 Examples Of Positive And/Or Important Portrayals Of Mental Health

01:18:47 Outro

References Trevor Project The Mighty Dorothy’s Blog Posts On The Mighty Asian Mental Health Collective Better Help Online Therapy Talkspace Online Therapy I’m Telling The Truth But I’m Lying Thirteen Reasons Why Split This Is Us A Million Little Things Moon Knight Never Have I Ever Atypical Crazy Ex Girlfriend Ted Lasso Modern Love S1E3 (Episode With Really Good Portrayal of Bipolar) The Stormlight Archives Series Stranger Things Young Justice The Fallout Dopesick To The Bone Euphoria Bojack Horseman