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Mental Health Resources: Media

Movies

We have these in our Media Collection :

  • How mad are you? A documentary which clears a lot of stigma around mental disorders and reveals that labeling people can have social consequencesTake ten volunteers, half have psychiatric disorders, the other half don't - but who is who? Over five days the group are put through a series of challenges - from performing stand-up comedy to mucking out cows. The events are designed to explore the character traits of mental illness and ask whether the symptoms might be within all of us.Three leading experts in mental health attempt to spot which volunteers have been diagnosed with a mental health condition. But will the individuals who have suffered from mental illness reveal themselves? Ten volunteers have come together for an extraordinary test. Five are "normal" and the other five have been officially diagnosed as mentally ill. Horizon asks if you can tell who is who, and considers where the line between sanity and madness lies.
  • I am happy / director and writer, Yoon Jong-Chan : producer Bae Yong-Kook, Yun II-Joong. Tells the story of a man (Hyun-Bin) who suffers from mental illness after having lived with a mother suffering from dementia and a brother addicted to gambling. No institutionalized he falls in love with a nurse (Lee Bo-Young) at the psychiatric hospital. 
  • Forrest Gump - When in danger it is natural to feel afraid. This fear triggers many split second changes in the body to prepare to defend against the danger or to avaoid it. This fight or flight response is a healthy reaction mean to protect a person from harm. But in post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) this reaction is changed or damaged. People who have PTSD may feel stressed or frightened even when they are no longer in danger (NIH).