EMOTIONS: Inside Out Movie: Rated PG After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.
GRIEF: Widow in Stilettos Diary of Stephanie May who lost her entire family on March 18, 1979 - Her debilitating, gut-wrenching, heart-wrenching experience with grief, her darkest days, and eventually how she finds peace while carrying the heavy burden of her loss. The last words she wrote, "This Rose Will Bloom Again." (Free on this link)
DOCUMENTARIES & MOVIES - INSPIRING TRUE STORIES: *Please Use Your Discretion for your child because you know them best. Many of these are for adults and young adults.
RESURFACE: A story showing the extraordinary courage and perseverance of veterans and how they overcame PTSD. Netflix Original
UNBELIEVABLE: A courageous and resilient young woman and her journey after being sexually assaulted and no one would believe here until two female police investigators trusted their gut and started digging into her case. It shows how women are re-traumatized by police, the court system, and family when they tell the truth and their voice isn't heard. My children and I have experienced this with domestic abuse and violence.
BRAIN ON FIRE: A young lady, a New York Post reporter, in her early twenties begins experiencing seizures, psychosis and memory loss, eventually becoming catatonic. A daunting journey to find a diagnosis when a couple of doctors recommend a mental hospital because all her results are "normal" despite her severe and debilitating neurological symptoms. A story of incredible resilience, hope, and standing strong against all odds when your heart and soul say something is wrong.
Last Princess: The inspiring and heart-breaking true story of Princess Deok Hye of Korea's life and Jang Han, the boy her father chose as her future husband. A story of resilience and a rare and extraordinary love.
22 JULY: A story about a high school boy and his extraordinary courage and perseverance facing a Norway terrorist attack at a retreat, finding healing, and facing the man who caused him extreme suffering.
CITY OF JOY: A transformational community for women survivors of violence, located in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. A safe place dedicated for women and their children to heal from past trauma through therapy, life skills training, love, and community.
MOVIES & BOOKS - INSPIRATIONAL: Adults & Teens *Please Use Your Discretion for your child because you know them best.
SIMON BIRCH - May be appropriate for children; please use your discretion. TROOP ZERO - May be appropriate for children; please use your discretion. WONDER - May be appropriate for children; please use your discretion. THE OVERCOMER POWDER FREEDOM WRITERS THE GREAT DEBATERS LEAN ON ME DANGEROUS MINDS GOODWILL HUNTING THE EMPEROR'S CLUB THE PROPHET - the ending is adult material, please review for to choose what is best for your child.