I see where your coming from, but I also understand that for tv show they like to raise issues that affect us in every day life. I found that once I had seen someone go through depression in a tv show I understood the struggle I had with it a lot better. I was 18 and had just started to see life in perspective again, and seeing someone else go through it, (although fake) helped me understand that I had nothing to be ashamed of. I am a much happier person now and wouldn't be the person I am without having gone through it.
@Cheekydevil: I see. Guess it's probably because I've not experienced it myself.
Unless you have been through it is hard to understand. And really I didn't understand it until I was coming out of it. It's sounds stupid I know, but that's how it happened. My friend also experienced the same thing. One thing that bugs me with some shows is that they don't portray some issues correctly. Having said that though, different people cope with situations in different ways.