You don’t know because you’ve never seen it. Society doesn’t talk about it, but there is a lot of stigma that surrounds it.
I myself struggle with mental illness, and can say that the mental health services in America are not good enough and are not easily accessible. It took me years to find help, and this type of help is a necessity for those who struggle with any type of mental illness. When I went to see Todd Phillips’ new movie Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix, I was worried that it would portray mental illness in a bad light. The film was challenging to watch, however, many important aspects of mental illness are touched upon. Personally, after seeing the film, I would summarize it into one sentence: Joker is one of those experiences that will stick in your mind for a while.