In the documentary – which was shown on November 14 – it was Very bad star interviews his old therapist, Phil Stutz, who shares his tools for dealing with mental health struggles.
The 38-year-old who directed Stutz himself, opening up about his own experiences. Meanwhile, Stutz offers viewers practical advice and techniques.
Fans have called the informative documentary “Life Changing” and a must see for anyone struggling with mental health issues.
One person tweeted:Stutz on Netflix [is] Life changes. I feel strong now. Jonah Hill I Love You 1000X”.
Another said, “I learned more about mental health in 90 minutes than I did after six years of reading self-help books and going to many therapists.”
Unlike other therapists whose approach is primarily to listen to their patients, Stutz takes a more active role in the process.
The therapist in the film says his tools “turn problems into possibilities.”
According to Stutz, each tool he recommends—accompanied by cards with hand-drawn illustrations—makes even the biggest, most complex problems into something manageable.
Fans have praised Stutz for sharing his expertise. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see how therapy can help and should not be looked down upon,” one fan wrote.
“Can someone show this to Jonah Hill and tell him Stutz is life changing and I am so glad he made it. This movie will save lives. Massive,” another wrote.
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Hill reveals in the documentary that he began seeing Stutz after struggling with self-esteem as a teenager and finding that fame “didn’t cure” these issues.
The actor also opened up about how “brutal” media fueled “negative feelings” towards him.
“When I met you,” Hill told Stutz in the film, “I was 33, you’ve had an incredible amount of success.”
He continued:[But] By nature, at heart, I’m still this unlovable person. The work is slowly progressing towards not only acceptance [that] It’s great to be that person, but it’s still very difficult.”
“It brought me beyond depression,” Hill said. “At the same time, the media has been really harsh about my weight.”
The 21 Jump Street The star said he made the movie in order to “give the therapy and the tools” he learned from Stutz to as many people as possible.
You can find tools recommended by therapist Phil Stutz over here.
If you are experiencing feelings of distress and isolation, or are struggling to cope, The Samaritans offer support; You can speak to someone on the phone for free, in confidence, on 116123 (UK & ROI), email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Samaritans website to find details of your nearest branch.
If you reside in the USA, and you or someone you know needs mental health help right now, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The Helpline is a free and confidential crisis hotline available to everyone 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
If you are in another country, you can go to www.befrienders.org to find a helpline near you.