Mental Illness in Advertising

There is not a woman who lives in the mirror telling you to dye your hair.

Mental illness isn’t funny. It isn’t glamorous or exciting or exotic. It’s about real people with real pain from broken bits of ideas, sounds and images swirling around their heads like a hypno-coin spiral-shaped nightmare. Why the media, and advertising executives specifically, try to make light of this is a mystery to me. The following are actual TV commercials.

The referee on the television did not speak directly to you.
The broom is not alive.