Breaking the Stigma: Mental Health on TV

Breaking the Stigma: Mental Health on TV

Date: Saturday, June 8

TV series broaching stories of mental health and mental illness are on the rise, from anxiety and depression to bipolar disorder and PTSD. By exploring everything from diagnosis and treatment, to daily ups-and-downs, they’re bringing to light what often goes unsaid: the journey towards mental health is universal. Join the writers from a few of TV’s bravest, smartest, weirdest, kindest, most challenging series for an honest discussion about destigmatizing the conversation around mental illness, and breaking open the incredibly un-universal notion of ‘normal.’

Panelists: Stephen Falk (creator/writer/EP/director, You’re the Worst), Mike Royce (creator/writer/EP, One Day at a Time), Arielle Kebbel (actor, Midnight, Texas), Meredith Averill (Co-Showrunner/Executive Producer/Writer, The Haunting of Hill House)

Moderator: Ben Travers (IndieWire)