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.
Actors: Derek Lamb, Ryan Larkin, Chris Landreth, Felicity Fanjoy
Actors: Stockard Channing, Mary McCormack, Rob Morrow, Peter Gallagher, Campbell Scott, + more
Actors: Melissa Francis, James Farentino, Don Chastain, Stephen Elliott, Kathryn Harrold, + more
Actors: Dominic Gould, Jared Hutchinson, Jorge Torres-Torres, Kathy Biehl, Derek Lucci, + more