Mental Health Movies
September 14, 2005 8:32 PM Subscribe
Yet another movie post ... We need movies that deal with some aspect of physical or mental health disabilities.
posted by robhuddles to media & arts (46 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My wife is a social worker who runs a weekly group session for mental health patients in which she shows a movie dealing with mental illness. The point is that if the patients see their illness in someone else, they may be better able to identify it in themselves.
Oh, but there is one little catch. Even though this is an adult group, it's run through the county, so the movies can't be rated R. Yes, it's a stupid rule, but it's the rule nonetheless.
To give a jumping off point, some of the movies they've already done are "A Beautiful Mind", "Shine", "As Good As It Gets".
Any other recommendations of G, PG, or PG-13 movies are much appreciated.