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Tell Us What Pop Culture Gets Wrong About Your Mental Illness

Can we stop with mental illness as a ~personality quirk~?

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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.

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A lot of the time, we see mental illnesses boiled down to stereotypes or dramatized for ~plot~.

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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.

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Or maybe your mental illness is always presented as a quirk or the butt of a joke.

Maybe your personality disorder is always portrayed incorrectly and used as an explanation for villainous behavior.

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Or maybe pop culture needs to stop showing love as a cure for mental illness.

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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.

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