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Movies/Books? - July 12th 2016, 01:34 AM

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What are some movies or books about either self harm, suicide, anorexia, alcoholism, or drug abuse?

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Re: Movies/Books? - July 12th 2016, 05:00 PM

There's been a few threads about this recently so I'll link you to them:

A Girl Like That - suicide, bullying
My Suicide - suicide, self harm
Short Term 12 - self harm, group home, abuse
Thirteen - drugs, self harm
Wristcutters: A Love Story - suicide
Girl, Interrupted - hospital, suicide (based on book)
It's Kind of a Funny Story - hospital, suicide (based on book)
Prozac Nation - depression (based on book)
The Virgin Suicides - suicide (based on book)
Trainspotting - drugs
Veronika Decides to Die - suicide (based on book)
To Write Love on Her Arms - drugs, self harm
About Alex - suicide
Before I Disappear - suicide, drugs
Silver Linings Playbook - mental health (based on book)
The Road Within - eating disorder, mental health
Requiem for a Dream - drugs

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher - suicide
Hold Still by Nina LaCour - suicide
Scars by Cheryl Rainfield - self harm, abuse
Identical by Ellen Hopkins - various topics
It's Kind of a Funny Story - hospital, mental health
Impulse by Ellen Hopkins - drugs, self harm, hospital
Crank Series by Ellen Hopkins - drugs
The Program series by Suzanne Young - suicide
The Girls of No Return by Erin Saldin
The Perfect Cut by Julie Burtinshaw - self harm
Suicide Notes by Michael Thomas Ford - suicide, hospital
34 Pieces of You by Carmen Rodriques - suicide
Willow by Julia Hoban - self harm
The Orphaned Anything's by Stephen Christian - suicide
Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Keyson - suicide, hospital, memoir
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath - depression
My Heart is an Autumn Garage by Anne Theriault - depression, memoir, hospital
By the Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead by Julie Anne Peters - suicide
Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget by Sarah Hepola - alcoholism, memoir
Break by Hannah Moskowitz - self harm?
Love You Hate You Miss You by Elizabeth Scott
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson - eating disorder
Skin Game by Caroline Kettlewell - self harm
Cut by Cathy Glass - self harm, abuse, true story
Bloodletting by Victoria Leatham - self harm, memoir
Crosses by Shelley Stoehr - self harm
Cut by Patricia McCormick - self harm, hospital
Perfect by Natasha Friend - eating disorder
My Brother's Keeper by Patricia McCormick - drugs?
Blade Silver: Color Me Scarred (True Colors 7) by Melody Carlson - self harm, religion
LoveSick by Jake Coburn - eating disorder
You Know Where to Find Me by Rachel Cohn - suicide
Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks - drugs (I actually DO NOT recommend this book, I kind of hate it)
Trigger by Susan Vaught - suicide
Rx by Tracy Lynn - drugs

The website Goodreads has a lot of good lists for certain topic books if you'd like to look for more.

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Re: Movies/Books? - July 21st 2016, 01:44 AM

I believe I can only contribute two. Everything else was already mentioned above, but for movies one that I didn't see mentioned was Barefoot which is more about mental health than anything. and for books, I did not see Crash Into Me by Albert Borris which is about suicide. There is also Annie's Ghosts by Steve Luxenberg (but I don't necessarily recommended it unless you want to do research on the history of mental health and mental hospitals). It really just shows what mental hospitals were like before our time and how families would handle other family members who had a mental illness.

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