5 Thought-Provoking Movies for School Counselors

As school counselors, we see our students go through some of the most difficult times. When we are in the midst of a crisis it is impossible to know all of the answers. Sadly, in time we gain experience. From a student that commits suicide to a parent that overdoses.  We start to see it all. These 5 thought-provoking movies allow you to observe the story from the outside.  Hopefully, they will make you ask questions and provide inspiration for change.  These are challenging topics but that is what our job demands.

1.  Bully (2011)

Follow-up: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/blog/bully-update-alex and http://www.thebullyproject.com/about_film

2. Rich Hill (2014)

Watch January 5, 2015 on PBS.

Follow-up: http://www.richhillfilm.com/

3. 17 Girls (2011) French

Follow-up:  http://www.gloucester18.com/home.php

4.  The Wave (2011) German

Follow-up: http://www.thewavehome.com/stories.htm and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Psp3dGDGNgk

5.  Precious (2009)

Follow-up:  http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120176695 

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