7 Must-Watch Chinese Dramas About Mental Health That Stand Out

If there’s one thing that can make a drama all the more precious to me, it’s when the plot is 10/10 and it manages to touch on the sensitive issues.

These dramas are fantastic because they help to build awareness of these mental conditions while also delivering an emotional storyline that would make anyone fall in love with the leads. 

Here are 7 must-see Chinese dramas that deal with mental health you should watch: 

1. From Survivor To Healer

From Survivor to healer

Yan Shu Ren and Sun Shu, a psychiatrist and a psychologist respectively, are former lovebirds turned colleagues who work at Si Kang Hospital. 

Shu Ren’s dropout and Sun Shu’s stint in Japan created a rift, and when tragedy strikes as Sun Shu’s mother falls ill, their walls crumble. 

Shu Ren eventually reveals his guilt over his mother’s accident and Sun Shu becomes his beacon.

You guys, this Cdrama about depression is super heartbreaking, but it’s a brave story that we all need to watch to run the gamut of our feelings.  

2. Definitely Not Today

Definitely not today

Mi Chong battles social anxiety but becomes an unexpected hero when he saves Zhi Liao from drowning (even though he wanted to take his own life). 

Two troubled souls eventually forget an unlikely friendship, and you guys need to believe me when I say it was so healing to see their love bloom from shared pain and differences. 

3. The Psychologist

The psychologist

He Dun, a psychologist facing career setbacks, teams up with radio host Qian Kai Yin, and this collaboration leads to a surge in listenership and He Dun’s clinic becomes active again. 

Soon, her professor is navigating the treacherous waters of a murky scandal and the entire stress makes her sleepwalking disorder return, as well as a painful childhood memory. 

Sleeping disorder is always sort of treated lightly, so it was refreshing to see this perspective of how it tied into the trauma she suffered as a child. 

4. Fall In Love

Fall in love chinese

Fu Ze Yi, a complex character with an alter ego, crosses paths with Jing Zhi Xia.

Somehow, a one-night stand turns into a love triangle with Fu Ze Yi’s dual personalities vying for affection. 

Dissociative Identity Disorder or Multiple Personality Disorder is another mental condition that’s not all too common, but if you watch this drama, you’ll get a pretty good idea of it.

What’s my favorite thing about this inclusive and interesting Cdrama about mental health is the way it’s not all funsies – we actually see the way it can be very destabilizing for the patient. 

5. Dream Garden

Dream garden

Xiao Xiao, a relationship expert blogger, clashes with Lin Shen, a psychologist, on TV. 

Forced to work together, they discover mutual respect and help others with their issues. 

6. The Journey Across The Night

The journey across the night

Li Jia goes to Hong Kong to escape a family curse of schizophrenia – he plans to study under a renowned psychiatrist who apparently has figured out a way to cure schizophrenia. 

I know I’ve said this before, but if you don’t take anything away from this post, at least remember this contemplative and wholesome drama about growth and healing. 

7. Project 17: Skate Our Souls

Skate Our souls

Bu Fan battles depression in a new city until skateboarding and newfound friends bring warmth to his life. 

Slowly, he overcomes his many fears, guilt, and parental concerns, and he even discovers the healing power of friendship and passion in this beautiful sports Cdrama.

What do you think? Do you think you’ll give a chance to any of these Cdramas about mental health? I promise I won’t steer you wrong. 

Don’t forget to check the related posts below for even more recommendations, and let me know what you think in the comments below.

Happy watching!

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