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Marvel Takes On Mental Heath Awareness By Featuring First Superhero With Schizophrenia

Update Date: Feb 25, 2017 07:20 AM EST
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FX managed to capture their fans' attention after Marvel's "Legion" was released. The showrunners managed to tap on mental health, as Legion is reportedly the first Marvel superhero who struggled with a mental health disorder, Schizophrenia.

"Legion" gathered mixed criticism among its viewers, one of the most common reactions, however, is the fact that the filmed touched on a sensitive issue which is mental health. During the first few episodes of the film which aired earlier this year featured David Haller (Legion). Heller is diagnosed with Schizophrenia as mentioned by Wired.

David Haller spent most of his life in psychiatric hospitals as he s constantly given prescription drugs for treatment, only of discover that none of them worked. As the story progressed, however, he came to realize that the voices he's hearing are part of his special powers as he unfolds his telepathy skills.

As he opens his consciousness, he escapes from the mental health facility as sought the help of her sister from comfort. He was then introduced to Mela Bird who helped him unleash his power.

David Haller, who turned out to the Legion is the mutant son of Professor Charles Xavier and Gabrielle Haller. "Legion" is reportedly the first Marvel superhero who struggled with mental health. Despite struggling with Schizophrenia, Legion is said to be one of the strongest mutants. FX gathered mixed reactions from their viewers as some of them were dismayed, while other were pleased as the series shed light on mental health.

Schizophrenia is a mental health condition where the individual would get caught with multiple personalities. Psych Central mentioned that there is no definite cause or Schizophrenia, but there are several options in having it managed or treated.Most patients are given medication, but there are those who were confined to medical facilities for them to participate in therapy.

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