Twitter is praising 'This Is Us' for 'normalizing' mental health in the black community

Kylie Mar
Host & Producer, Yahoo Entertainment

Part one of the This Is Us Big Three trilogy was all about Randall Pearson, whose life-long battle with anxiety was triggered following a terrifying break-in while Beth and his daughters were sleeping. Over the course of a week, following the incident, Randall struggled to regain composure as his anxiety seeped into other aspects of his life, until he eventually reached his breaking point.

Immediately following the episode Tuesday night, Sterling K. Brown took to social media urging viewers to be kind to each other and to not be afraid to ask for help:

While Mandy Moore tweeted about how proud she is to be a part of the show and praised the episode for "destigmatizing asking for help when it comes to mental health." 

Fans loved This Is Us shining a light on mental health as well. However, they were appreciating one particular scene, in which Darnell asked Randall if he goes to therapy. Randall was immediately opposed to the idea, but Darnell insisted, saying, "Look, bro, I get it. Us men of a certain shade, we're not used to talking. But that's therapy, right? Talking. It doesn't always have to be that deep. You can just talk about everyday stuff."

The scene hit home for many viewers, who took to Twitter to praise the show for normalizing the discussion of therapy and mental health within the black community.

While Randall might not be open to seeing a professional therapist yet, he is opening up to his brother Kevin, who will be featured in part two of the Big Three trilogy next week.

This Is Us airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on NBC.

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