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Kendall Feaver’s striking debut pits a daughter who wants to give up medication against the mother who wishes to keep her safe

When Anna (Norah Lopez Holden) was seven she bequeathed her toys to her friends and threw herself out of a window. She survived, but her mother, Renee (Julie Hesmondhalgh), was so disturbed by the stories her precocious daughter was writing that she took her to see a child psychiatrist, Vivienne (Sharon Duncan-Brewster). She prescribed a cocktail of drugs.

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Mental health is a level of psychological well-being, or an absence of a mental disorder; it is the "psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment".