DVD - 2010
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Helen is a beautiful and successful music professor and mother. She seems to have it all, yet there is a hidden truth she has managed to keep at bay for many years, something even her husband doesn't know. Helen suffers from a deep, debilitating depression. Although her family tries to help her, no one can relate to her pain other than a young female student who knows depression all too well.
Publisher: [United States] : Alliance Films : Distributed by Alliance Atlantis Vivafilm, c2010
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.4372 HEL
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 119 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Franln May 17, 2016

People who experience suicidal depression or have loved ones suffering from it will really relate to this movie. Ashley Judd's narration during the story is poignant: "Death comes so close. And with such promise."

Oct 09, 2015

Accurate portrayal of what it is like to suffer from major depressive disorder. Oh, how I hate depression. It is like a chronic cancer of the mind and soul. Good message that life is worth fighting for!

Mar 25, 2012

**Don't watch during or while in depression!!!
Gripping, truthful, inlightening.
Amazing realatity

Sep 25, 2011

A grim and realistic story of two women dealing with a mental illness. The movie also portrays the emotional bond between the women because they understand each other's suffering. Helen has a recurrence of severe clinical depression (unipolar disorder). Mathlida tries to cope with manic depression (bipolar disorder) where her moods swing between highs and lows. Without acceptance and treatment both illnesses can be devastating for any person as well as their families. This movie is ultimately an attempt to bring some level of understanding about these two illnesses and possible treatments.

Jan 25, 2011

Unless you are into mental illness, this movie sucks.

Jan 10, 2011

Good - Helen (2009) 120 min. Seemingly realistic portrayal of a woman suffering from suicidal depression [played by Ashley Judd]. The film highlights its melancholy tone throughout as Judd's character tries to find her way back from being emotionally and psychologically "lost" within herself. It's frightening to observe as the person loses more and more of herself while those that love her watch in frustration because they can't seem to find a way to help. As one character put it, Judd's character distances herself more and more from her husband because he just doesn't know how she feels. Well done production but depressing, as expected.

Aug 24, 2010

This is more like a documentary on depression. I have read that beautiful Ashley Judd ( a fine actress) has a very high IQ, graduated from Harvard, and has suffered from depression.Thus this should be a very accurate depiction of depression

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Mar 25, 2012

angelsunflower thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over


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