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    10 Ways "The Batman" Handled Mental Health Better Than Arkham Asylum

    Gotham highlights mental health.

    It's clear that Batman and almost every villain he's faced in Gotham are dealing with mental illness.

    Bruce at Mayor Mitchell's funeral in "The Batman"/Batman looking up at the sky in "The Batman"

    10. Sleepless Nights

    Bruce with his camera contact lens on in "The Batman"

    9. Batman Meets the Joker

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    Though this moment was deleted from the film, it is still worth mentioning. In this scene, Batman meets with the Joker to understand how the Riddler thinks. The Joker points out that Batman and the Riddler have a lot in common, as they're both "masked avengers" with "unhealed wounds." Though Batman tries to deny he's anything like him, the Joker claims that deep down, he agrees with the Riddler's actions, showing that Bruce isn't fully acknowledging the depths of his anger, making him more at risk of losing control of it.

    8. Batman's Death Wish

    Batman without his helmet in the Batcave in "The Batman"

    7. A Recluse Bruce

    Bruce at Mayor Mitchell's funeral in "The Batman"

    6. The Riddler's Backstory

    Batman staring at the Riddler in Arkham in "The Batman"

    5. Martha's Secret

    Martha and Thomas Wayne walking out from a theater in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice"

    4. High on Rage

    Batman punching one of Riddler's henchmen in "The Batman"

    3. "I'm Vengeance"

    A gunman dressed as the Riddler in "The Batman"

    2. Bruce Visits Alfred

    Alfred with his eyes closed in "The Batman"

    1. Scars

    Batman looking up at the sky in "The Batman"

    Do you agree with this list? Were there any other mental health moments that I missed? Please let me know in the comments section below. Also, if you or someone you know is having trouble with their mental health, you should seek out help as soon as possible. Don't let your problems worsen and drag you further into that dark place. Remember, it's OK to be scared, and it's OK to ask for help. You shouldn't have to go through it alone.

    The National Alliance on Mental Illness helpline is 1-888-950-6264 (NAMI) and provides information and referral services; is an association of mental health professionals from more than 25 countries who support efforts to reduce harm in therapy.

    The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. Other international suicide helplines can be found at befrienders.orgThe Trevor Project, which provides help and suicide-prevention resources for LGBTQ youth, is 1-866-488-7386.