Randall Pearson’s Anxiety
During the seasons, viewers learned that Randall struggled with anxiety ever since he was a boy. While the condition never went away, the character did learn ways to cope with the symptoms.
Expect to learn more about what Randall goes through when new episodes begin airing this week.
This Is Us Season 4B Spoilers: Mental Health Wellness
Mental health advocates learn a lot while helping others. One of the lessons is that a mental health diagnosis doesn’t just deal with the illness itself or symptoms. It also has a lot to do with self-care and wellness (not to be confused with treatment). This is going to be one of Randall’s storylines.
According to Deadline, Brown stated during a TCA panel for This Is Us what viewers can expect with the anxiety storyline.
“… [This Is Us will] delve into Randall’s mental health and how he takes care of himself, what’s right and what’s wrong about how he takes care of himself.”
Touchy and Taboo Topic
Despite increased education, awareness and discussions, there still is a huge and damaging mental health stigma. It is even worse when it comes to men because traditional gender stereotypes convince some it is “weak” to seek help.
A lot of people still consider mental illness to be a touchy and taboo topic. While only small tidbits were revealed, we have a feeling This Is Us is going to tackle it head-on.
They always seem to find their way back to each other.
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Will It Be Done Right?
This Is Us has successfully handled other sensitive topics in the past. As long as mental health wellness is portrayed accurately and carefully, then this could be a huge win for those who live with mental illness, their loved ones, psychiatric professionals and advocates.
We will have to see exactly how Randall’s anxiety and wellness is handled. However, if history is any indication, we are optimistic about how this could help break down stigma.
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