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What Movies Got Mental Health Right?

Sometimes movies get mental health REALLY wrong, but sometimes they get it so wonderfully right!

Let's talk about mental health!


If you've ever struggled with your mental health, chances are you have an opinion about the way it's portrayed on film. Sometimes it can miss the mark...

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...especially in horror movies, which reinforce the stereotype that people with disorders like schizophrenia are violent murderers.

But sometimes it can be so relatable that you stare at the screen in awe, saying, "That's me!!"

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Maybe a movie FINALLY portrayed mental health as something to continue to work on, not something that's "cured" at the end of the movie.

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Maybe a film portrayed a character with a personality disorder as layered and relatable rather than as violent.

Focus Features

Or maybe it portrayed mental illness as something that holds you back but doesn't stop you from finding happiness.

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What movies about mental health made you feel seen? Let us know which movies and why via the drop box below to be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post or video!