Movies and literature on mental illness that resonated with you
I thought we could do a thread about movies, books, poems, songs etc. about mental illnesses that you feel you could relate to, which kept you going even when times are dark, or which make you feel less alone in your struggles. I hope that by sharing these, we can build up a collection of movies and literature that members of our community can relate to as well. I'll start:
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (book) - topic: depression
Resumé by Dorothy Parker (poem) - topic: reasons not to commit suicide
I have not read this but might read at some point : An Angel At My Table: The Complete Autobiography – Janet Frame
I love Sylvia Plath's poem Tulips which references her time in a psych ward.
I also like Raymond Gaita's Romulus my Father which describes his mother's strugglers with mental health
If you are familiar at all with the goons, then you will know spike milligan. He suffered from depression for a great deal of his life. The book is not a normal jovial read like spikes other books, its more of a serious read.
The book ‘Depression and how to survive it’ was given to me to give me some insight into depression. And i thoroughly enjoyed reading it.