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Posted on Mar 2, 2016

What Film Or TV Moment Has Really Helped You Through Depression?

Let us know about a moment you watch and why it is important to you.

A couple of months ago we asked BuzzFeed readers for TV shows that helped them during their depression. We got so many fantastic responses, like this.

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It made me think about specific moments in TV shows or films that I've watched that have helped me through depression.

Like "Life's a Happy Song" from The Muppet Movie.

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A desperately upbeat song about happiness when I am absolutely as far away from that as possible, purely to remind me that I can be and should try to be happy.

Or this classic scene from Little Miss Sunshine.

View this video on YouTube

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Here's the context: Dwayne (Paul Dano) has found out that he's colour-blind, which means that he cannot reach his dream of being a test pilot. Frank (Steve Carrell), his uncle, has experienced depression. They're at the end of a pier while they wait for a nearby beauty pageant to conclude.

It's made me reevaluate how terrible feelings can actually be a catalyst for good things in the long term.

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What TV or film moment helps you when you are depressed? And why do you watch it over and over again? Let us know and it might be featured in a future BuzzFeed Community post.

If you prefer, please feel free to email me on scott.bryan@buzzfeed.com.

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