When I was little I LOVED the Mr Men. I still do. My best mate bought the DVD of the old series last August and as I watched it, I was struck by the apparent mental health issues that they had to deal with. I don't have the books or DVD to hand so have had to do a bit of research on the characters to remind myself. So here goes:
THE MR MEN GUIDE TO MENTAL HEALTH (*Little Miss can piss off. They were a money making crap equal opportunites attempt).
Mr Brave clearly has an anxiety disorder in terms of phobias, mainly about heights. He is described as a "lucky coward" as he braves it out rather than admits his fears and anxiety.
Mr Bump (my favourite)
Poor Mr Busy. Never stops rushing around. Clearly having some kind of manic episode.
Well a bit like Mr Busy really. Mr chatterbox never shuts up. He's one of those annoying mentalists in group therapy who can't help but talk and talk and talk and talk. Maybe another one having a manic episode? Mr Bowler the hat maker gives Mr Chatterbox a hat which when he wears it grows to big and covers Mr Chatterbox until he learns to shutup. I think Mr Bowler is a euphanism for a Psychiatrist and that the "hat" is really some very strong medication to turn him into a zombie.