#RIPRobinWilliams- Movies with #MentalHealth at Heart

This also reminds us that wealth & success aren’t a shield against the ravages of mental illness. Let’s take care of one another.

Stuck on Social Work

As with everyone, I am both deeply saddened and perplexed by the loss of Robin Williams. There were so many people he became that found hope or gave the gift of hope or healing to others.  I set out this evening to write a top ten list. What struck me is how many of his movies dealt with profound mental health, self care, and deeply personal issues. There is no possible way to rank them but the below title’s are certainly worth a look to think differently about mental health and interpersonal issues…

Good Morning Vietnam (1987)- The power of relating to others through humor and finding hope in a time of war.

Dead Poets Society (1989)- The healing power of creativity and poetry. This one really gets me as at one point, faces suicide head on.

Awakenings (1990)- The true story about the combination of music and medications healing others.

The Fisher King (1991)- Have not…

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