Worst TV parent ever


This short Netflix show features one of the most inaccurate and harmful depictions of bipolar disorder ever captured on screen. With both mother (Carol) and daughter (Kat) grappling with their diagnoses, we watch Carol (January Jones) blame the birth of her daughter for ruining her skating career. . Carol physically abuses, insults, and acts like Kat’s drill sergeant – made worse during episodes of mindless mania.

However, the worst part of this move comes from the unrealistic portrayal of the drug. The series shows that medicine dilutes creativity, introducing a negative stereotype that can inspire viewers to stop their behavior. To make matters worse, when Carol or Kat (Kaya Scodelario) are on drugs, they become different human beings who are suddenly “fixed” and have a completely different set of morals and personalities. .

Aside from Carol being a lousy mother who has always endured the stigma that people with bipolar disorder can’t be good people or parents, the show’s mental health messages are taking its toll. Most.

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, please contact Text line about crisis by texting HOME to 741741, calling National Alliance on Mental Illness helpline at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or visit National Institute of Mental Health website.

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