A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
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Positive Role Models
Award-winning broadcast journalists Abby Eden and Ryan Lefebvre share their firsthand stories about anxiety disorders and depression and offer advice to others. Dr. Ali Mattu is a clinical psychological and assistant professor who also treats people with anxiety disorders and depression. Roginia Moore and her eldest son Breydon Austin are a support team for aspiring writer and sibling RoShaun, who tried to take his life. Kids and teens lend support by talking and listening to family members and friends.
BIPOC and White kids and adults reveal and discuss their anxiety disorders and depression.
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Violence & Scariness
Suicide, death, loss of a child, verbal bullying, fights, and yelling.
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"N" word slur. People with anxiety disorders and depression are described as "insane" or "acting crazy."
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Products & Purchases
Logos and messages on apparel, laptops, and smartphones.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Pills to commit death by suicide, prescribed medication, and inhaler use.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Just Like You - Anxiety + Depression is a documentary that features firsthand accounts about the stigma associated with mental health and ways of treatment. Discussions and references include suicide, death, loss of a child, prescribed medications, verbal bullying, fights, and yelling. Language includes the "N" word, and people with anxiety disorders and depression are described as "insane" or "acting crazy." The prominent positive message is to come together as a community to help each other. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
This documentary's powerful portraits highlight the steadfast social shame and difficulties linked to anxiety disorders and depression. "One of the low points of my depression was sitting in my closet for minutes, maybe hours, sobbing with tears dripping down my cheeks with no motivation and no reason to leave," recalls award-winning broadcast journalist Ryan Lefebvre in Just Like You - Anxiety + Depression. "I was alone. I was abandoned. I was lost." Similarly, aspiring young writer RoShaun Moore describes how he cried while taking a shower, and "then I would push it aside ... I spent a lot of time putting on a mask." As it distinctly unveils what anxiety disorders and depression are, Just Like You also shares how talking and listening could be the help needed for someone to thrive.
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