Great article:                        '8 Movies that Got Mental Illness (mostly) Right.'

Movies are an excellent way  to see someone’s creative depiction of life’s issues and effectively examine a variety of feelings. A good movie makes you think, feel, learn and develop insight to similarities in your life. 


Couples who watch relationship-centered movies and then discuss them afterwards are more likely to still be together after three years, according to a study published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.

Below are a few of my favorites.  

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Won't You Be My Neighbor

The heightened anxieties around the coronavirus and the presidential election have lots of Americans on edge. The antidote might very well be this sweet, soulful documentary portrait of Fred Rogers and his classic children's television show.

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Need a coronavirus escape? Here are 100 movies to watch for every cinematic yearning...

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Antwone Fisher

Trauma, healing                    


Rocky - A really nice feel-good movie from the past

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Love Story 

Love, family and relationships

Ferris Bueller's Day Off:
Speaks to the notion of taking risks and finding happiness.

Life as a House

Life review, connections.

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Martian Child

Adoption, attachment.


Akeelah and The Bee

Caring, support, inspiration.

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The Big Chill

Friendship, support, life review.

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Forrest Gump
Kindness, love of others and the beauty of giving.

The Horse Whisperer

Trauma and healing.

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Amazon Prime Video: Modern Love -SN 1-Episode 3 - Take Me as I Am  A  A woman reflects on how her experience with bipolar disorder has impacted her love life.

*Article on this Episode here!

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On Golden Pond                  Loving, bickering relationship of couple in their 48th year.


Little Miss Sunshine 

Whimsical, funny, thought provoking.



Mental illness. 

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A Beautiful Mind

Mental illness.


Working Girl

Women, Negative Relationships and Self Esteem,



adolescence, drug abuse, emotional disturbance, cutting.

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Fun but accurate depiction of anxiety and depression
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A few good men 

An all star cast confronts the notion of doing the right thing .

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Terms of Endearment         Difficult life challenges, mother/daughter relationship,  empty nest syndrome, grief and loss/death, and terminal illness


The Breakfast Club


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An Unfinished Life

Family, relationships, grief and healing.

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Mental Illness.

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When Harry Met Sally



Unorthodox- Fascinating movie about a woman in pursuit of self-determination
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Inside Out
Importance of feelings and Emotions

The Shawshank Redemption

Relationships and connections. 

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Silver Linings Playbook                   Hope, courage and faith in the process of life promoting mental health recovery

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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Family relationships and race relations.

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The Descendants 

Relationships, grief, loss.

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The Blind Side

 (Sandra Bullock) Foster care, adoption, family bonding.

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Demi Lovatto - Simply Complicated

Drug abuse, serious young adult challenges.

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Ordinary People

Suicide and family relationships

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Collateral Beauty - Grief and loss turns to healing and recognizing love and support. 
More to come!