mental illness The Best Documentaries About Mental Illness

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There are a number of documentaries out there that discuss mental illnesses, including depression, suicide, autism, and insomnia. Documentaries are great educational pieces that can be extremely informative. The best documentaries about mental illnesses approach their given topics by presenting multiple sides of the issues and offering practical solutions. What are the best documentaries about mental illness?
 
A person who’s suffering from a mental illness can be hard to understand. Many display irrational behaviors and thinking patterns that isolate them from the rest of the world. For family members and friends who know a loved one suffering from an illness of this type, a relationship can be incredibly difficult to navigate without better understanding. A documentary about mental illness can help identify medical reasons for mental disorders, and offer a sense of connection through understanding the associated symptoms more easily.
 
This list discusses the best documentary films discussing mental illness, including: The Horse Boy, Ryan, Tarnation, Happy, Let There Be Light, Isolation, Other Voices, Flipping Out, Walk Away Renee, Warrendale, and My Heart of Darkness. 

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Ryan Derek Lamb, Ryan Larkin Chris Landreth

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Running from Crazy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Documentaries About Mental Illness

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Tarnation Jonathan Caouette, Michael Cox

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Let There Be Light is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Documentaries About Mental Illness

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Marwencol Mark Hogancamp

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Thin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Documentaries About Mental Illness

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Lipsett Diaries Xavier Dolan, Samuel Jacques Jarvis Robinson Neall

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Flipping Out is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Documentaries About Mental Illness

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Multiple Personality: Reality ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Documentaries About Mental Illness

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Isolation Ruth Negga, Essie Davis Sean Harris

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Son-Rise: A Miracle of Love Melissa Francis, James Farentino Don Chastain

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You're Gonna Miss Me Billy Gibbons, Roky Erickson

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Other Voices is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Documentaries About Mental Illness
Other Voices Stockard Channing, Mary McCormack Rob Morrow

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Tourettes: I Swear I Can't Hel... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Documentaries About Mental Illness
Tourettes: I Swear I Can't Help It

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Alien Boy: The Life and Death ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Documentaries About Mental Illness

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A Place for Paedophiles is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Documentaries About Mental Illness
A Place for Paedophiles Louis Theroux

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Silent Minority is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Documentaries About Mental Illness
Silent Minority Nigel Evans

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Walk Away Renee is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Documentaries About Mental Illness
Walk Away Renee Dominic Gould, Jared Hutchinson Jorge Torres-Torres

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Seven Dumpsters and a Corpse Thomas Haemmerli, Erik Haemmerli

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John's Not Mad is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Documentaries About Mental Illness

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A Journal of Insomnia is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Documentaries About Mental Illness

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Happy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Documentaries About Mental Illness
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I'm Still Here: The Truth Abou... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Documentaries About Mental Illness

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Out of the Shadow Terence Longdon, Donald Gray Dermot Walsh

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Georgi and the Butterflies is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Documentaries About Mental Illness

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Great Movies About a Mental Breakdown The Best Coconut Milk Brands

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A Reason to Live is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Documentaries About Mental Illness
A Reason to Live Peter Fonda, Ricky Schroder Tracey Gold

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Crazy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Documentaries About Mental Illness
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Prisoner of Her Past Sonia Reich

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Refrigerator Mothers is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Documentaries About Mental Illness