I don’t know if this is common, but TV and film have greatly impacted my illness.
I’ve had symptoms all my life and when the HBO show Oz started I was immediately obsessed.
Shouldn’t have been watching it, but I snuck to a neighbors house and watched every week.
It ended in 2003, spoilers, mostly everyone died.
I had my first real psychotic real episode that year in college.
It sounds dumb, but I couldn’t handle the loss, it was tragic.
Also, one of the few films I was allowed to watch as a kid was “Conan the Destroyer”,
I still see and hear Grace Jones all the time.
It’s strange how these influences have made a significant impression on my mental health.
Has anyone experienced anything similar?