Champion of mental health

Rachel Bloom (far right) is Rebecca, while Donna Lynne Champlin is Paula in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
Rachel Bloom (right) is Rebecca, while Donna Lynne Champlin is Paula in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.PHOTO: THE CW NETWORK

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend creator and star Rachel Bloom says the show's final season will continue to explore the condition

World Mental Health Day put mental health problems in the spotlight last week, but the television show, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, has been drawing attention to it for years - and through the unlikely medium of a musical romantic comedy, no less.

The series has won considerable critical acclaim - including a Golden Globe, two Emmys and mentions on numerous year-end best-show lists. It also drew praise for its thoughtful depiction of mental disorders, which is often conveyed through offbeat-but-pointed song-and-dance numbers.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 15, 2018, with the headline 'Champion of mental health'. Print Edition | Subscribe