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Documentaries About Therapy
Our selection of documentary films about therapy: how to choose a good therapist, what to talk about in their office, and when to quit.
Ride the Tiger: A Guide Through the Bipolar Brain
2016, 54 minutes
2015, 67 minutes
2013, 27 minutes
BPD: Back From the Edge
2010, 48 minutes
Open Dialogue: an alternative Finnish approach to healing psychosis
2014, 74 minutes
A Former Therapist's Critique of Psychotherapy
2014, 60 minutes
What is psychotherapy anyway?
2012, 22 minutes
Documentaries About Abuse
Documentaries about abuse inflicted on a child (someone under 18yo) by an adult. It can be physical, sexual, emotional/verbal, or neglect.
Documentaries about abuse inflicted on one adult by another, while both share the same household. For example, physical abuse by an intimate partner, or abuse of elderly parent by their adult child.
Rape and Sexual Assault
Documentaries about non-consensual intercourse (vaginal or otherwise), where the perpetrator forces it on the victim against their will and the victim is helpless to escape.
Documentaries about neglect, physical, or sexual abuse of people who are institutionalized, by the staff of the institution they are at (e.g. prison, nursing home, psychiatric facility, etc).
Documentaries About Mental Health
Documentaries about therapy: how to choose a good therapist, what to talk about in their office, and when to quit.
PTSD and Anxiety
Documentaries about how to ground when you're triggered, dealing with panic attacks and flashbacks, managing phobias, etc.
Documentaries about Dissociative Identity Disorder (aka Multiple Personality Disorder), where it comes from and how we live with it.
Documentaries about suicide, self-harm, eating disorders, addictions, or any other non-accidental behaviors that are harmful to your body.
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