I give up. I’m breaking down. That’s right. I’m going to write about mental health–again. It’s the topic du jour, after all.
Alongside articles about gun violence and mental health, I keep seeing articles about perseverance, fortitude and mental strength. This made me reflect on our heroes and who we aspire to be in life.
So you want to talk mental health? Ok. What if Batman saw a counselor about the death of his parents? What if Superman took a self-care day? And don’t get me started on Harry Potter.
The idea of the rugged individual, who can do all things alone, is a terrible myth for many. And it is seen in our films, comics and other media–and sometimes even in our advice columns.