9 Teen Movies You Didn’t Realize Shed Light on Mental Illness

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What would you think if you realized some of your favorite movies had characters suffering from mental illnesses? You might be shocked, understandably so, because when you sit down to watch a romance or action flick, you expect the character to overcome obstacles, of course — just not always obstacles within their own minds. Take Katniss Everdeen, for example. While you may think of her as the undeterred heroine from The Hunger Games, who’s fierce AF and can battle with the best of ’em, she actually suffers from a disorder after she leaves the infamous Games. (You’ll find out which one in a minute.)

Characters battle mental illness in their movies oftentimes unbeknownst to the movie viewer. Here are nine such films you didn’t realize depicted life with a mental disorder: