In the CW hit Riverdale, we are introduced to a deeper and fuller characterization of Archie and his gang. Yes, that Archie. Archie Andrews from the comics.
In a recent interview, Lili Reinhart, the actress who plays Betty Cooper on Riverdale, opened up about her own invisible disability of depression. Depression can be both an illness or a symptom of another illness (such as fibromyalgia). which is why it is important to talk about it. On Riverdale, there’s been a struggle between Betty and Dark Betty (who dons a black wig which makes it easy to confuse her with Veronica at times) — and when the other characters confront Betty the day after, Betty’s denials or misremembrances, experts say are portrayed quite realistically.
Click here to read the article Riverdale Cast Member Reveals Her Struggles With Mental Illnesses. If you struggle with depression, there are also some links in that article on where/how to get help.
Click here to watch the Lili Reinhart interview.
There are also some hints that Betty’s older sister, Polly, may also be suffering from a mental illness issue. I will be watching closely and reporting back here on that, as events unfold.