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For many people, autumn is a time of seasonal depression, loss of motivation and sense of life. When a person experiences this state for a long time, thoughts of suicide can creep in. Of course, you shouldn’t jump to this extreme solution. Therefore, at the slightest attack of the autumn blues, you better take your favorite treats, cover yourself with a blanket and turn on a good movie.  

Film therapy is a whole branch of psychotherapy, the effectiveness of which depends directly on the content of the viewed material. Before you start scrolling through a selection of recommended movies on Netflix, here are a couple of options that will directly help to overcome suicidal thoughts and look at life from a new angle.

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) 

Films where depression hits the main characters like a bolt from the blue are not necessarily gloomy and depressing. Some directors, without devaluing the seriousness of this disorder, manage to look at the problem from a comedic angle. That is definitely what Wes Anderson’s movie “The Royal Tenenbaums” did. The eccentric heroes of this funny dramedy, as if by magic, fall into a protracted spleen and sluggishly get out of it throughout the entire screen time, managing to charge the audience with the opposite energy. 

Tully (2017)

Marlo, a single mother, is exhausted raising three children – and then there’s a fourth on the way.  It is not surprising that Nanny Tully becomes the most appropriate gift for a parent who is stressed out.

Collateral Beauty (2016)

A poignant drama by David Frenkel about the experience of loss. After the death of his daughter, the owner of a successful advertising agency, Howard Inlet, could no longer cope with life. For two years, he retired almost completely and began to spend his days building domino structures that are pleasant to destroy. At this time, the hero’s partner decides to sell the company But in order to secure a successful deal, he needs to prove Howard’s incapacity.

It’s Kind of a Funny Story (2016)

The story tells of a 16-year-old boy who faced the typical problems of puberty but chose rather drastic measures to solve them; a week-long “rest” in an adult psychiatric ward.  As a result, after meeting with local eccentric patients, the hero acquires not only the desire for life, but also true love.

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

The film’s protagonist, Olive, is a little girl who dreams of winning the Little Miss Sunshine pageant. But the family is full of worries: Dad is a loser, mom is on the verge of a nervous breakdown, gloomy as Monday morning, son and sensitive uncle, suffering from unrequited love.  Of Olive’s entire family, only her drug-addicted grandfather is willing to help her prepare for the contest.  As a result, the family comes together and goes to distant California so that Olive can participate in the competition.

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