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Bruce Springsteen, Kid Cudi and others shed light on depression

Bruce Springsteen, Kid Cudi and others shed light on depression

From stars talking about their own struggles with mental health to TV shows and films dealing frankly with disorders such as depression, it seems that pop culture is actively engaging in the messy realities of psychological problems.

In the past, mental disorders were often depicted by Hollywood as an affliction dealt with in horrific ways in Gothic mental hospitals. But more recently films such as the Oscar-winning “Silver Linings Playbook” and TV series such as the acclaimed FXX comedy “You’re the Worst” treat these as everyday real-life situations that are best handled with heart and humor. 

Stephen Falk, creator and showrunner...

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