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The Misunderstood Epidemic: Depression
This hour long documentary covers stories from a variety of social and cultural experience. The film explores treatments, support groups, and discusses how depression affects those with the illness and their families.
Men Get Depression
Depression is an illness that affects men, but often men feel an extra stigma that prevents them from seeking help. This documentary profiles a former NFL Quarterback, a Fortune 100 CEO, recent immigrants, an unemployed Iraq War veteran, a university professor, a pastor, and others. These men show that depression can affect those of all genders, races, socio-economic levels, and ages.
My Depression: The Up and Down of It
Based on the 2005 book by Elizabeth Swados, this animated film takes the sometimes taboo topic of depression and discusses it in a entertaining and unique way. It chronicles Swados' depression from its onset to its darkest moments.
Based on the novel by Michael Cunningham, this film follows three women through a day in their lives. The women are from different time periods: Virginia Woolf, in the 1920s; Laura Brown in 1951; Clarissa Vaughan in 2001. The films has themes of depression and bipolar disorder, which Virginia Woolf was thought to have.
A Single Man
After the death of his longtime partner, a British college professor in Los Angeles struggles to find meaning in his life. As he dwells in the past, he begins to contemplate suicide. A series of events and encounters will lead him to question if there really is a meaning to his life after all.
Justine and Michael are celebrating their marriage at a sumptuous party in the home of her sister Claire, and brother-in-law John. A planet called Melancholia is heading directly towards Earth and threatening to collide. Justine suffers from a major depressive episode presumably triggered by her wedding.
The "ordinary" existence of an upper middle class family is shattered with the death of the older son and the struggle of the younger son against guilt and suicide.
The Skeleton Twins
Maggie and Milo, both who are depressed, are estranged twins who are reunited after ten years of being apart. Follow their journey to reconnect, as they realize the need to repair their relationship.
Please note that these films do not necessarily portray the experience of any or all individuals who have depression.
TV Characters with Depression
Gretchen-You're the Worst
BoJack Horseman-BoJack Horseman (pictured below)
Roger Sterling-Mad Men