From the Counsellor’s Desk – Star Trek and Mental Health

Gene Roddenberry did not shy away from addressing issues which were uncomfortable or current. This tradition has continued on into present incarnations of the franchise as characters press further into the final frontier. It should come as no surprise, therefore, that mental health issues were woven into scripts long before it was mainstream. Here then, are just a few examples: The Original Series episode, "The Doomsday Machine", featured Commodore Matt Decker losing his crew despite taking the action he believed [...]