Community·Posted on Oct 10, 2017Tell Us What Pop Culture Gets Wrong About Your Mental IllnessCan we stop with mental illness as a ~personality quirk~?by Anna BorgesBuzzFeed News ReporterFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Little by little, more characters living with mental illness are showing up in TV, movies, and books — but that doesn't mean they're always positive representations. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Netflix / Via iheart.com A lot of the time, we see mental illnesses boiled down to stereotypes or dramatized for ~plot~. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Paramount Pictures / Via giphy.com So, we want to know: What is your biggest pet peeve about how your mental illness is portrayed in pop culture? Maybe you're tired of writers reducing your mental illness to only one symptom, when it's so much more complicated than that. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF BritneySpearsVEVO / Via giphy.com Or maybe your mental illness is always presented as a quirk or the butt of a joke. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF CBS / Via debsakaprom2k14.tumblr.com Maybe your personality disorder is always portrayed incorrectly and used as an explanation for villainous behavior. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Blumhouse Productions / Via io9.gizmodo.com Or maybe pop culture needs to stop showing love as a cure for mental illness. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF The Weinstein Company / Via americanfilminstitute.tumblr.com Whatever it is, tell us what moments, clichés, and inaccuracies infuriate you about your mental illness in pop culture, and your submission could be featured in a future BuzzFeed Health post.