Netflix & Heal - From cancer to congestive heart failure, these 8 Netflix documentaries tell true stories of incredible people fighting illness.When it comes to recovering from an illness or staying in because of something chronic, Netflix documentaries can be a lifesaver. Not only are they a welcome distraction, but they can also help us find more understanding and compassion towards those with experiences different from our own. So if you want to find something to binge, why not check out helpful websites such as to find out what you can stream.

These 8 documentaries are some of the most engaging and interesting on Netflix right now. Check them out and leave a comment if we missed any of your favorites!

Be Here Now: The Andy Whitfield Story

Health Topic: non-Hodgkin lymphoma

From Netflix: “Trace the brave journey of actor Andy Whitfield, who received a devastating cancer diagnosis while starring in the series ‘Spartacus: Blood and Sand.'”

Don’t Call Me Crazy

Health Topic: Mental Health

From Netflix: “Follow teens in treatment as they work to reclaim their lives in the face of eating disorders, suicidal depression and other mental health issues.”

My Beautiful Broken Brain

Health Topic: Stroke

From Netflix: “After suffering a stroke at age 34, a woman documents her struggles, setbacks and eventual breakthrough as she relearns to speak, read and write.”


Health Topic: Death

From Netflix: “Witness the wrenching emotions that accompany end-of-life decisions as doctors, patients and families in a hospital ICU face harrowing choices.”

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Dr. Feelgood

Health Topic: Prescription painkillers

From Netflix: “A Virginia doctor’s habit of over-prescribing painkillers lands him in prison for drug dealing amidst a nationwide epidemic of opioid addiction.”


Health Topic: Liver Cancer

From Netflix: “In this short documentary, 37-year-old Cristina valiantly battles cancer while doing all she can to encourage others to live in the moment.”

Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory

Health Topic: Alzheimer’s and dementia

From Netflix: “Minds deteriorate, but souls dance. Science shows how the proper symphony can liberate lost memories.”

CT Fletcher: My Magnificent Obsession

Health Topic: Congestive heart failure

From Netflix: “This inspiring documentary chronicles weightlifter C.T. Fletcher’s comeback from a near-fatal heart attack and his quest to open his own gym.”

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