3 Mental Health Documentaries For Those Curious About Therapy

3 Mental Health Documentaries For Those Curious About Therapy

3 Mental Health Documentaries For Those Curious About Therapy. Presented by BetterHelp.

Many people are curious about what happens during a therapy session and wonder why people use therapy. Watching movies and tv shows about mental health can provide a safe way to explore the possibility of seeking therapy and the many reasons behind the practice. 

For some people, therapy provides a beneficial source of support to help them navigate a life change, such as divorce or grief. For others, therapy is a way to help them improve their overall mental wellbeing and feel more focused in their life and career goals. If you’re curious, visit BetterHelp for more resources about how therapy works.



Whatever reason leads you to consider therapy, know that there’s support out there if you decide to take the next step. And you’re definitely not alone. More than 41 million people sought therapy in the United States alone in 2021. 

Let’s take a look now at a few top-rated mental health documentaries that explore mental health and therapy in more depth. 

My Mind & Me 

My Mind & Me is a documentary on singer and actress Selena Gomez. Famous for her career in entertainment, she’s also experienced anxiety, bipolar disorder, and depression. This film delves into a six-year span of her life as she learns to care for her mental health, which includes a stay in a psychiatric facility. 

Where to stream My Mind & Me 

The Me You Can’t See (2021)

In this multi-part documentary, celebs like Glenn Close, Lady Gaga, and DeMar DeRozan of the San Antonio Spurs describe their own mental health challenges, including how they used therapy and other treatments. This documentary blends emotional celebrity interviews with mental health experts, which are used to help destigmatize the subject of mental health and treatments for mental illnesses. 

Find where to watch The Me You Can’t See 

Nadiya Hussain: Anxiety And Me (2021)

Anyone who watched Nadiya Hussain win The Great British Baking Show would recognize her warm personality and talent, but her struggles with anxiety are less well known. In this documentary, Hussain describes her own process of learning about anxiety. The movie documents her own treatment journey through cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) journey and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) with sensitivity and honesty.

Watch Nadiya Hussain: Anxiety And Me on YouTube


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