Hi, so I just saw a comment of someone saying skam romanticizes mental illness and I was wondering your opinion? I don't agree at all but I wanted to hear your opinion because I really respect it. It's okay if you don't want to answer this ask, I understand if that's the case. Hope you're having a nice day!
Hey anon, thanks for asking.
First of all, this is obviously only going to be my point of view. I do not know what that person you’re referring to said exactly and I don’t want to disregard their feelings on the subject. I think if someone who has a mental illness feels that SKAM (or anything else) romanticises their illness it’s important to listen to why they think so. They probably have good reasons.
Now onto my opinion (and, FYI, I will focus on sesong 3 here, even though sesong 2 has great and subtle approaches to eating disorders and trauma).