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Just Like You - Anxiety + Depression

By Sabrina McFarland, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Candid narratives shed light on mental health stigma.

Movie NR 2022 77 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 10+

Perfect for people that have no idea what anxiety or depression are

This movie is probably good for anyone that has little to no understanding of what depression and anxiety are, but the documentary is incredibly surface-level and repetitive for anyone looking for a deeper analysis and understanding of the topic.
age 12+

This film would make a great addition to middle and high school curriculums. Thank you for producing this.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

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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