Movies: Mental health
Closed Ward (1972)Closed Ward
This black-and-white Norwegian film is a great rarity: a film with comic elements set in a mental ward which does not overstep the bounds of common sense or good taste....
The Weight of Gold (2020)The Weight of Gold
Just like one in five Americans, many Olympic athletes similarly face serious mental health challenges and struggle to find the necessary support and resources. The Weight of Gold seeks to inspire discussion about mental health issues, encourage peop...
Bipolar Rock 'N Roller (2018)Bipolar Rock 'N Roller
The film explores Mauro Ranallo’s career, including his work on the two biggest pay-per-view events in television history, and his relentless pursuit of a childhood dream despite seemingly insurmountable odds. Through this deeply personal portrait, R...
Emma Wants to Live (2016)Emma Wants to Live
This is a Dutch documentary about the last weeks of life in a Portuguese clinic for Emma Caris, a 18 year old girl who had been suffering anorexia nervosa since she was 16 years old....
Young And Afraid (2021)Young And Afraid
In 2017 Petter (24) decides to end his life, but at the very last moment, is stopped by the police. His best friend and fellow film student Sverre is determined to help and suggests making a film to keep Petter busy and focused on getting better. Equ...
A psychiatrist makes rounds in ERs, jails, and homeless camps to tell the intimate stories behind one of the greatest social crises of our time. A personal and intense journey into the world of the seriously mentally ill....
Last Day of Freedom (2015)Last Day of Freedom
When Bill Babbitt realizes his brother Manny has committed a crime he agonizes over his decision to call the police....
Steelers: The World's First Gay Rugby Club (2020)Steelers: The World's First Gay Rugby Club
Told through the eyes of an Australian news reporter, Eammon Ashton-Atkinson, who moved to the UK to escape depression, the documentary, follows 3 characters on their journey to overcome their struggles as the club competes against 60 other gay clubs...
While former paramedic Emily tries to live a low-key life to cope with her PTSD, her new roommate has other plans, and a long-held vendetta against medical personnel....
Safe Place (2023)Safe Place
A traumatic event – a sudden suicide attempt – opens a gap in the everyday life of a family of three. Their lives change fundamentally, as if they've been pulled into a war invisible to everyone else. The plot is limited to the most acute, a short pe...
The Sounding (2017)The Sounding
On a remote island off the coast of Maine, Liv, after years of silence, begins to weave a language out of Shakespeare's words. A driven neurologist, brought to the island to protect her, commits her to a psychiatric hospital. She becomes a full-blow ...
Wild Oranges (1924)Wild Oranges
Millie Stope lives with her grandfather on a remote island. Man-child Nicholas, a fugitive from justice, also lives there and is terrorizing them - and he's interested in Millie. One day widower John Woolfolk, sailing on his yacht, happens upon the i...
Children of the Revolution (2011)Children of the Revolution
Inspired by the student revolutions of 1968, two women in Germany and Japan set out to plot world revolution as leaders of the Baader Meinhof Group and the Japanese Red Army. What were they fighting for and what have we learned?...
Low Stress Day (1969)Low Stress Day
Madi is a junior doctor who desperately needs a break. Her partner, Dana, takes her on a getaway with her friend group. Will Madi finally get the Low Stress Day she desires?...
That Way Madness Lies... (2017)That Way Madness Lies...
One woman and her family trek the broken mental health system in an effort to save her brother as he descends into madness. Beginning as a testimony of his sanity, his iPhone video diary ultimately becomes an unfiltered look at the mind of an untreat...
Red Static (2021)Red Static
Timo has lived the last ten years alone on a dilapidated farm. He gets a visit from his childhood friends Jussi and Maiju, who have moved to the city without ever looking back. Gradually they realize how the years have changed their old friend... and...
God Knows Where I Am (2016)God Knows Where I Am
Well-educated, New Hampshire mother, Linda Bishop, was determined to stay free of the mental health system after her early release from a 3 year commitment to New Hampshire State Hospital. Instead, she became a prisoner of her own mind, a fate which ...
A promising young jazz vibraphonist named Sparni prepares for a culminating concert and a career on stage – all while grappling with the repercussions of mental illness....
The Wait to Nowhere: When a Crisis Goes Untreated (2023)The Wait to Nowhere: When a Crisis Goes Untreated
The Wait to Nowhere: When a Crisis Goes Untreated reveals an unspeakable reality: children living in the ER for days, weeks and even months at a time, awaiting dedicated care. This film explores the issue and touches on solutions. True stories are to...
Trials To Triumph: The Documentary (2023)Trials To Triumph: The Documentary
Follows the story of Freddie Stevenson from his meteoric rise through high school and college football to a chaotic life afterwards that led him to reinvent himself and rise up all over again. This documentary connects similar stories of struggle and...