The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ Explores  Childhood Abuse And  Poor Mental Health

A Rare Insight Into How Adolescents Struggle With  PTSD, Depression, Gender  Dysphoria, And Self-harm.

Director Stephen Chbosky’s 2012 coming-of-age drama ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ follows a teenage protagonist, Charlie Kelmeckis,

navigating the highs and lows of high school, while suffering from clinical depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The film explored Charlie’s story—how he was sexually abused by his aunt as a child, how his aunt’s death left him grieving  and clinically depressed,

and how his trauma, introversion, and severe social anxiety impacted his life. It also  provided an in-depth insight into the issues faced by young  adults and their impact  on their mental health.

Such issues include abusive relationships, gender dysphoria, self-harm, and suicide ideation. 

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