Yellow September |  10 movies that talk about mental health

The month of September is also known as Yellow September, in which topics such as mental health, suicide prevention and the need to bring these issues to the forefront are discussed – even more so with records of depression, bipolar disorders and others in midst of a pandemic that has devastated and continues to plague the world.

According to the Brazilian Association of Psychiatry (ABP), there are more than 13 thousand suicides every year in Brazil and more than one million in the world. Such cases appear with a significant percentage among young people and, more specifically, 96.8% of suicides were related to mental disorders.

For that, we separate a list with some movies that talk about mental health. However, while they shed light and open the door to conversations on the aforementioned topics, nothing replaces the expertise of subject matter experts and, if you are experiencing mental health issues, contact the Life Appreciation Centerdialing the number 188.

Where to watch: YouTube

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the biographical drama ‘A brilliant mind’directed by Ron Howardis based on real events and revolves around the American mathematician John Nash, who won the Nobel Prize in Economics. starring Russell Crowe and by other incredible names, the story centers on the period when Nash attended Princeton University and began to develop paranoid schizophrenia with episodes of disillusionment. The production took home four Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director; Crowe was also nominated in the Best Actor category.


Where to watch: YouTube

the comic drama ‘If you get crazy do not fall in love’starring Keir Gilchrist, Zach Galifianakis, Emma Roberts and Viola Davistypically doesn’t fit into the style of films we’d expect to find on this list – but the adaptation of the eponymous novel by Ned Vizzini did a great job of bringing the biography to life, even more so with the duo Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (‘Captain Marvel’) in the director’s chair. The story centers on Craig Gilner, a 16-year-old who decides to check himself into a mental health clinic. Unfortunately, the youth wing is closed, so he has to spend his five-day stay with adults.

Where to watch: Globoplay

Another dramedy in sight! the acclaimed film ‘The good side of life’which guaranteed the Jennifer Lawrence Oscar for Best Actress, is set in Pennsylvania and tells the story of Pat (Bradley Cooper), a man with bipolar disorder who is discharged from the psychiatric hospital and returns to live with his parents. While trying to reconnect with his ex-wife, he meets Tiffany (Lawrence), a widow suffering from depression who promises to help him win back his wife if he participates in a dance competition.


Where to watch: Netflix

There are few teen movies that manage to escape the obvious – and ‘The advantages of being invisible’ is one of the few titles that participate in this select group. The coming-of-age drama, based on the homonymous novel by Stephen Chboskybrings Charlie to the spotlight (Logan Lerman), a young man who is in correspondence with an unknown friend and who revolves around his freshman year of high school. Charlie suffers from PTSD and discovers it as he becomes involved with two new friends (lived by Emma Watson and Ezra Miller).


Where to watch: YouTube

Alice Klieg (Kristen Wiig) wins a huge lottery prize and, with some of the money, goes to a casino, buys a slot on a TV channel, and creates a talk show that has his own life story as its main theme. The bigger problem, however, is that Alice suffers from emotional problems and personality disorders. And, to make matters worse, since she won the award she has stopped taking her medication and going to therapy.


Where to watch: Paramount+

Where to watch: Disney+

the shocking ‘Inside Out’ it already proves to be sagacious due to its ambiguous title, becoming one of the best productions of the century by various media outlets. Upon its release, the work received 15 nominations for Best Picture, 21 for Best Original Screenplay and 40 for Best Animation by more than fifty organizations and associations around the world. The story is set in young Riley’s brain, exploring the emotions of someone going through profound changes and looking at topics such as depression and interpersonal relationships.

DEAR BOY (2018)

Where to watch: HBO Max


Where to watch: Netflix

The story follows Violet Markey (she fanning) and Theodore Finch (justice Smith), two transforming teenagers deal with their emotional wounds together. She is plagued with guilt for having survived the car accident that killed her sister, and he for being bullied. On the verge of committing suicide, they find support in each other.

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