People that deal with either anxiety or depression, deal with it in different ways.
But one coping mechanism is finding comfort in movies that can help out relieve the ache.
Disney’s Inside Out displays the importance of having joy and sadness in life.
Not only is it important to express happiness, but so is sadness.
The film interprets that showing feelings are valid even when the worst happens, there can be unpredictable good outcomes from it.
Not only will the movie uplift you, it’ll make you smile and realize that each emotion brings something valuable even when the mind seems to be running.
In The Perks of Being A Wallflower, a high school student named Charlie suffers from a history of trauma while struggling through tough experiences he encounters in school.
He’s an introvert that has a hard time making friends and when he does, he fears losing them.
This distress makes him constantly anxious, in which anyone with social anxiety can correlate with.
But in the end, he decides to participate more in life and looks forwards to the future.
The film touches topic such as depression, PTSD and anxiety in such a realistic way that there are moments that many can connect with to help overcome the hardships in life.
Silver Linings Playbook beautifully showcases how a mental illness can affect someone, but it can’t break them.
After losing his wife and job, Pat Solatano, who has a bipolar disorder, meets a young widow dealing with depression, Tiffany Maxwell.
They go on a journey that involves hilarious and relatable life situations.
The film demonstrates how to embrace life, find meaning in living and loving life.
The Breakfast Club, a classic teenage film, demonstrates that any person from any background can find refuge in each other.
Five high school students are forced to endure a Saturday detention together, where they learn each other’s stories that changes the perspective they had upon each other before.
The movie displays how not to judge anyone from a different path because everyone has their own struggles.
A few are good at expressing it, but others are better at hiding it.
In The Pursuit of Happyness, life becomes a struggle for a single father, Chris, when he becomes evicted from his home, tries to maintain his job and look after his son.
With no place to go, they endure the difficulties that life throws at them.
Despite all the obstacles, Chris refuses to fall into the pit of despair to maintain the hope that he will create a better life for himself and his boy.
The rough journey that they go through illustrates that no matter who tries to remove that last string of hope, they won’t be able to as long as you cling onto it until find yourself in absolute delight.
In It’s Kind of a Funny Story, has a suicidal teenager, Craig who checks himself in a mental health clinic due to an attempt suicide and the pressures of high school.
There he meets Noelle, where they create a close bond and seek help in each other while dealing with their issues.
After his stay at the clinic, Craig discovers how to get through life with the help of his friends and family.
There are displays of relatable situations in which can give anyone hope and a different perspective on living life.
Finding Neverland defines human emotions, the troubles of a young boy and how to deal with it.
The story is about the life of Peter Pan’s former author J.M. Barrie and the relationships and events that influenced his famous written work.
He friends a widow, Sylvia and becomes close with her four sons where he eventually comes up with an idea for a play, a group a children who don’t want to grow up.
In the end, the movie teaches how one’s troubles all come down to love and understanding from the people who always around you.
Any mental illness can make a person feel lonely, as if no one in the world can correlate with their situation.
That’s when movies sweep in with the emotion of love and connection during the midst of anxiety.