17 shows that positively discuss mental health

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Speaking of grief, the entire storyline of Fullmetal Alchemist is founded on grief and unhealthy grieving processes in the form of attempted human transmutation.

While Edward and Alphonse Elric never get a proper diagnosis in their manga or anime series, their PTSD is deeply implied. It’s more than understandable, seeing as the two brothers watched their mother die when they were young, attempted and failed to resurrect her from the dead, and they both went through traumatic physical and emotional changes after the failed transmutation.

Alphonse and Ed’s protectiveness over each other shows the extent of their PTSD and how they’re afraid of losing the only family they have left. No, we don’t consider Hohenheim the Elrics’ father because he clearly doesn’t want to act like a parent.

Fullmetal Alchemist uses Ed’s periodic nightmare to get candid with its depiction of PTSD, as his dreams are reflections of his subconscious fears. However, the series also uses Ed’s fixation on perfecting his alchemy to show how he doesn’t want to relive the night he and his brother tried to bring back their mom.