The Best Documentaries About Mental Illness Films
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The Best Documentaries About Mental Illness

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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    Derek Lamb, Felicity Fanjoy, Chris Landreth

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    Jonathan Caouette, Michael Cox

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    Mark Hogancamp

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    Running from Crazy

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    A Place for Paedophiles Louis Theroux

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    Xavier Dolan, Samuel Jacques, Jarvis Robinson Neall

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    Flipping Out

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    John Lynch, Sean Harris, Crispin Letts

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    Stephen Elliott, James Farentino, Jack Wohl

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    Billy Gibbons, Roky Erickson

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    Other Voices Peter Gallagher, Campbell Scott, Rob Morrow

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    Tourettes: I Swear I Can't Help It

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    Are the Kids Alright?

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    Dialogues with Madwomen

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    Unknown White Male

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    My Heart of Darkness

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    Multiple Personality: Reality and Illusion

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    A Reason to Live Ricky Schroder, Carrie Snodgress, Maxine Stuart

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    Walk Away Renee Bridget O'Driscoll, Jorge Torres-Torres, Jared Hutchinson

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    Children of the Stars

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    Wretches & Jabberers

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    Silent Minority Nigel Evans

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    Zelal

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    Warrendale

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    West 47th Street

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    Seven Dumpsters and a Corpse Erik Haemmerli, Thomas Haemmerli

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    The Collector of Bedford Street

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    I'm Still Here: the Truth About Schizophrenia

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    Crazy

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    Alien Boy: the Life and Death of James Chasse

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    Out of the Shadow Dermot Walsh, Diane Clare, Robertson Hare

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    Georgi and the Butterflies

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    Recovered: Journeys Through the Autism Spectrum and Back

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    My Name Is Alan and I Paint Pictures

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    Poster Girl

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    Refrigerator Mothers

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    Prisoner of Her Past Sonia Reich

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    Shadows and Illuminations

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    William Kurelek's the Maze

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