Congratulations to "Drop Dead Diva" for winning big at this year's 15th Annual PRISM Awards! The series took home an award for their depiction of bipolar disorder in the Season 2 episode "Senti-Mental Journey" starring Broadway diva Faith Prince as Jane's mother.
What we saw on the small screen was Jane going to court for her recently arrested mother as she simultaneously faced her mother's struggles with bipolar disorder. Behind the scenes of "Drop Dead Diva," a psychiatrist spoke with the show's writers about the disorder and the latest developments in treatment for it.
"Any awards that recognize TV or films that explore the human condition in ways that shine light on disorders or conditions that the general public doesn't necessarily know about are a good thing," says "Drop Dead Diva" creator, executive producer (and Diva Dish-er!) Josh Berman.
The PRISM Awards are presented by the non-profit Entertainment Industries Council and work to recognize efforts to accurately depict substance abuse and mental illness in film, television and more.