Anonymous, 18 – Sweden

I have struggled with mental illness for a long time, and I watched my friends go out and have fun and party, just like most of the characters in SKAM does, while I was lying at home in bed. I’ve always felt bad and like I was the only one, and then Linn came along, and just seeing someone like me was such a relief. Rakel portrays depression perfectly.

And then Henrik comes with his portrayal of a character with mental illness, and it’s amazing to see a show portray something that is often ignored or considered shameful.

Thank you SKAM, for representing mental illness.