One of the New Year’s resolutions that should never be missing from our personal list is to take care of our mental health. Playing sports, dedicating ourselves to ourselves or even simply talking openly about what makes us uncomfortable or makes us feel bad are all valid methods, but it can be equally useful to acquire greater awareness of the topic by deepening the details and characteristics that still elude us.
Fortunately, in these cases, it exists Netflix who has dedicated more than a few shows to this topic. Here are the 5 that you absolutely cannot miss, the ones that will reveal a whole new way to take care of your mental health:
HEADSPACE GUIDE TO MEDITATION
The positive effects of meditation on our mental and physical health are extensive and proven, so it might be a good idea to indulge in this new practice to ease stress and tension. In this miniseries various techniques are described to deal with the most insidious aspects of our daily life. We find 20 minutes for us and we will not regret it.
THE MIND, EXPLAINED
To understand ourselves we must start by understanding how our most complex organ, the brain, works. The language is simple and clear, the episodes are short and, in a matter of minutes, we have the main coordinates of fairly complex topics. Like: Do you know that anxiety is the most common mental illness? Or that 50% of the details we remember about a fact change over time? The real gem, however, is the narrator of Emma Stone which has always been fighting to raise awareness on these issues.
TO THE BONE
Lily Collins, in this movie, it is Ellen, a girl suffering from eating disorders. It was acclaimed by critics and the public precisely because it is able to understand the complexity of emotions and situations that people with this type of problem find themselves experiencing. Even if you know the subject well enough, watch it because the film gives you a great overview with a hint of irony and optimism to remind us that it is possible to face it and overcome it.
The story of a young and talented figure skater, recovering from a serious injury, becomes a means of describing the effects of a bipolar personality disorder. A large chapter is also devoted to the consequences of incorrect medical therapies. In the series, everything goes towards the contours of the thriller, but the psychological problems are faced in an extremely truthful way. For many this is an unexplored field, so a few more notions can only do well.
In this documentary we are not talking about specific pathologies, but about the positive effects that a radical change of life can have on one’s mental balance. Specifically, the two narrators decide to live with the bare minimum with the help of those who have already made this choice. Some said they were happier, calmer, reducing anxiety and panic attacks. Could this be the recipe for happiness? We just have to see.