Mental Health

Theatre Plays About Mental Illness and Mental Health
Discover theatre play scripts addressing Mental Illness and Mental Health issues such as depression & suicide. Mental health drama scripts can include issues around self-harm, trauma, PTSD, cutting, sexual abuse, bullying, anxiety, isolation.

Find short plays about Mental Illness, 10-minute plays, full-length plays,

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  • MONOLOGUE

    This’ll Only Take a Second

    by Zach Davis
    • 30-45 minutes
    • 1 F

    Classroom Use, Competitions, Depression, Simple Set

    As Miranda prepares to go to sleep, she recounts the events of her day—and her life—through a series of imagined and surreal interactions with her parents and psychiatrist.

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    $7.97$40.00
  • PTSD

    PTSD & Me

    by Erika Renee Land
    • 60 - 90 minutes
    • 1 F

    Monologue, Poetic Drama, Bare Stage, Community

    one-woman play script consisting of a collection of poetic monologues, that is irresistibly lined with head-bopping rhythms and palpable poetry, is Spoken Word Poetry at its best. Lays bare the horror and humor of war.

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    $9.97$85.00
  • Drowning Ophelia

    by Rachel Luann Strayer
    • 60 - 90 minutes
    • 2 Male, 2 Female, Max 4/Min4

    Dramedy, Poetic Drama, sexual abuse, Comedy, Edgy Play, Highly Theatrrical, Trust

    The set of this one-act comedy for four actors is Jane’s bathtub. She finds it inhabited by a strange, Shakespearean woman whose enigmatic commentary intrudes on Jane’s thoughts and her new romantic relationship. This dark comedy is about the long-term consequences of childhood abuse and a love letter to those who have suffered. There is always hope.

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    $11.97$125.00
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    Ghosts of Silver Beach Road

    by Robert P. Arthur
    • 60 Minutes
    • 2 Males, 1 Female

    Classroom Use, Poetic Drama, Spoken Word Theatre, Bare Stage, Colleges, Competitions, Reader's Theater

    A 3-character poem-play that reveals the first ten years of the life of an abused child struggling on the cusp of mental illness and successfully hiding it from his dysfunctional family.

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    $11.97$80.00
  • Rasputin – the Libertine

    by Robert P. Arthur
    • 120 Minutes
    • M 12; F 6; M/F 4+ Doubling possible

    Dramedy, Colleges, Community, Doubling Roles, Staging Design Potential

    From a murky past, Rasputin disrupts Russian society with his charismatic fervor. Despite several assassination attempts, Rasputin survives and thrives. Will nothing rid of us this meddlesome priest?

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    $11.97$127.90
  • The Hidden Stream

    by Stephanie Sugioka
    • 15 -90 minutes
    • 1 F

    Monologue, Poetic Drama, Reader's Theater

    A moving, insightful autobiography combining poetry and reflection reveals the emerging life and art of a poet.

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    $11.00$60.00
  • Monsters

    by Chris Bullard
    • 10 - 60 minutes
    • 1-6M; 1F; Min 1, Max 7

    Auditions, Monologue, Poetic Drama, Variable Length, Bare Stage, Collection, Highly Theatrrical, Reader's Theater

    Seven contemporary monologues that take the audience into a roller coaster ride of the psyche from predators to bizarre takes on the afterlife. Featuring an electric chair experiment, missing body parts and a weird scientific experiment to name a few. Great solo performance ideas.

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    $10.80$79.98
  • Ten After Ten: Ten 10-Minute Comedies

    by Jack J. Berry
    • 10 - 60 minutes
    • 2 M/F - 20+ M/ F Doubling possible

    Classroom Use, Farce, Seniors, Collection, Comedy

    In Ten After Ten, Jack J. Berry uses unique settings to highlight current problems and issues. These short comedies can be performed as a single evening or used separately as part of a larger presentation to underscore a point. Excellent for classroom, church, or senior facility.

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    $9.97$69.95
  • Inside and Out

    by Jean H. Klein
    • 10 minutes
    • 1 Male, 1 Female. 1 M or F. Max 3, Min 3

    Competitions, Fantasy, Simple Set

    This 10-minute poetic play dramatizes a mother’s attempt to reach inside the autistic mind of her young son. Characters include Jonah, the boy, his mother, Jonah’s mind. The play is a great change of pace in an evening of short plays and as an introduction to discussion groups and classes in social work and mental health settings.

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    $7.99$30.00
  • Group S.O.S.: Survivors Of Sexual Abuse

    by Bonnie Culver
    • 50 - 60 minutes

    Abuse, Auditions, Classroom Use, Mental Health Issues, Monologue, sexual abuse, Colleges, Depression, High School, Minimal Set, Self-esteem

    In GROUP S.O.S. by Bonnie Culver, the S.O.S stands for Survivors Of Sexual abuse.  In two separate 1-hour plays, male or female survivors both confront and comfort one another as they begin their processes of healing. Appropriate for a teen or adult audience, previous productions of these plays have led to audience members seeking help as they begin to recognize themselves among the characters.

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    $13.95
  • I Am The Brother of Dragons

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 50 - 60 minutes
    • 3 Males, 2 Females, Max/Min Cast 5

    Collection, Simple Set, Touring

    collection of 50-minute plays for teens

    Original plays by Gillette Elvgren.  Teen suicide, drug abuse, school drop out, and peer pressure are among the teen challenges that form the substance of the dramas in these 50-minute plays. With simple sets, props, and masks, these teen plays provide a springboard for meaningful discussion.

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    $16.95
  • Group S.O.S. Male

    by Bonnie Culver
    • 50 minutew
    • 6 Males

    Classroom Use, Mental Health Issues, Monologue, sexual abuse, Colleges, Community, Depression, High School, Minimal Set, School Touring, Self-esteem, Simple Set, Trust

    This is the male version of a partner play also titled Group S.O.S. The S.O.S. stands for  Survivors of Sexual Abuse. There is a female version and a script which includes both male and female versions. The separate versions run about an hour each. In Group S.O.S. by Bonnie Culver, survivors of sexual abuse confront each other’s strengths and weaknesses in the setting of group therapy sessions.   Each character has his own story and his own secrets which lead to a redemptive past.

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    $7.95$75.00
  • Group S.O.S. Female Version

    by Bonnie Culver
    • 50 Minutes
    • 6 Females

    Abuse, Classroom Use, Mental Health Issues, Monologue, sexual abuse, Community, Depression, High School, School Touring, Self-esteem, Simple Set, Small Cast, Teens

    This is the female version of GROUP S.O.S. by Bonnie Culver, the S.O.S stands for Survivors Of Sexual abuse.  In this 1-hour play, female survivors both confront and comfort one another in a therapy as they begin their processes of healing. Appropriate for a teen or adult audience, previous productions of these plays have led to audience members seeking help as they begin to recognize themselves among the characters.

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    $7.95$75.00
  • Sniper

    by Bonnie Culver
    • 90 Minutes
    • 8 Males; 2 Females; Doubling Possible

    Colleges, Community, Doubling Possible, Drama, Edgy Play

    Award-winning full-length drama for 8-10 actors, SNIPER is very loosely based upon the nation’s first school shooting in 1975. The drama explores the mind and life of seventeen year old Anthony Vaccaro, who fatally shoots 9 citizens of a small town in upstate New York. Moving back and forth in time, Vaccaro searches his own past and remembers….

    Great for high school, college, and community theater and discussion groups.

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    $9.95$90.00
  • Three Long Days

    by Gillette Elvgren
    • 45 Minutes
    • 4 Males 2 Females Max 6 Min 6

    Community, Drama, Flexible Casting, High School, Middle School, Simple Set

    In this one-act comedy for high school, a group of teens win the prize of WPHL Radio’s Three Long Days Lottery. The prize is they are trapped in a room for three days, with no showers and no escape. They have to come to grips with stereotyping and the need for tolerance and understanding if they are to survive. An entertaining and insightful play by award-winning playwright and director, Gillette Elvgren.

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    $9.00$75.00
  • Shadowland

    by David Poyer
    • 30-45 minutes
    • 4M, 3W

    Community, Competitions, High School, Simple Set

    A one-act haunting drama. The truth becomes increasingly elusive. Pursued by disturbing dreams, Eileen visits her psychiatrist. She may or may not have been in an accident. An accident may or may not have happened. Perhaps even a murder? And who is the Ferryman who comes for Elaine?   This play works well for high school competitions and community theater.

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    $7.00$75.00

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