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7 Depictions Of Depression In Film That Are Actually Accurate

Clinical depression is a misunderstood affliction, and one whose understanding is seldom aided by popular media. This is unfortunate in its own right, but especially because major depression is one of the most common mental illnesses in America. The National Institute for Mental Health reported that16 million people over age 18 “had at least one major depressive episode in [2012].”

That’s 6.9% of adults. Chances are that you either know someone who has struggled with depression or you have had episodes yourself at one point or another. Depression is strange; in some people, it can appear and stick around for several months, then seemingly vanish, never to be seen again. Others have chronic depression and need constant, sometimes lifelong treatment, which at this time usually consists of medications and/or talk therapy.

Movies don’t always succeed when it comes to acting out mental illness. This is a list of films that actually did it right. To set the scene, the video above presents a startling depiction of a real-life young woman’s fight with depression, among other mental disorders.

The Hours

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One Morning In Italy

Ever look at those bizarre photos of people posing next to the Leaning Tower of Pisa and wonder what they might be thinking? With the help of this video, you now know.

How Consumerism Has Taken Over Our Lives

In this thought-provoking video, Gary Turk examines the implications of living in a society where markets create problems so that they can sell us solutions.

10 Game Glitches That Will Leave You Scratching Your Head

Video games are really just long strings of binary code that provide incredible amounts of entertainment, intentional or not. They are painstakingly programmed so that everything goes according to plan, but that doesn’t always work. When a minor error occurs that causes the game to behave in a way it’s not supposed to, you get a glitch…sometimes with hilarious consequences. Here are 10 examples.

Bioshock Masturbation Glitch

Tomb Raider Faceless Glitch

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