Malin Akerman Stars in Dark Comedy Pilot Addressing Suicide, Drawing From Personal Experience and Advocacy for Mental Health

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Malin Akerman, known for her role in the television series Billions, has recently shot a pilot for a dark comedy series addressing suicide.

The show was written by her husband, Jack Donnelly. In the series, Akerman portrays a therapist, and the topic of mental health hits close to home due to her mother’s struggle with depression during her childhood.

Akerman’s personal experiences inspired her involvement with On Our Sleeves, an organization that promotes conversations about mental health within families.

In a recent interview, she reflected on her mother’s fluctuating journey with depression, noting the ups and downs of the condition.

Sometimes her mother, part-time model Pia (née Sundström), would isolate herself in her room for days, while she would be joyful in their lives other times. Akerman empathizes with those who face depression and expresses her support for anyone dealing with the condition.

Malin Åkerman looked stunning in a floral Farm Rio Lily’s Garden long-sleeved midi dress for her appearance on the TODAY Show on NBC.

She styled her colorful dress from the Brazilian fashion brand with a pair of white sneakers.

Malin Akerman wears a floral print Farm Rio Lily's Garden midi dress with white sneakers for her Today Show appearance to talk about helping to break the stigma around kid's mental health Malin Akerman wears a floral print Farm Rio Lily’s Garden midi dress with white sneakers for her Today Show appearance to talk about helping to break the stigma around kid’s mental health (Credit: Roger Wong / INSTARimages)

In January 2013, Malin Akerman rocked a relaxed but casual maternity look out in Los Angeles after a lunch date with friends.

Malin Akerman wears her blonde hair down as she leaves Le Pain in West Hollywood with a coffeeMalin Akerman wears her blonde hair down as she leaves Le Pain in West Hollywood with a coffee on January 2, 2013, in Los Angeles (Credit: WENN)

The Swedish-Canadian actress, model, and singer combined a pair of floral print leggings with a gray tunic tank for her casual outing.

Malin Akerman wears floral leggings with a leather jacket for a lunch date out with friendsMalin Akerman wears floral leggings with a leather jacket for a lunch date out with friends (Credit: WENN)

She topped the look off with a black leather moto jacket by Rudsak, a Coach bag, and a pair of dark sunglasses.

Malin Akerman wears a black leather Rudsak moto jacket with floral leggings and combat-style bootsMalin Akerman wears a black leather Rudsak moto jacket with floral leggings and combat-style boots (Credit: WENN)

She finished her ensemble with a pair of rugged black leather boots featuring buckled straps and matching her leather jacket.

Malin Akerman wears rugged buckled leather boots out in Los AngelesMalin Akerman wears rugged buckled leather boots out in Los Angeles (Credit: WENN)

What do you think of this leather-and-floral combo?

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