Combining cinema verité and investigative journalism, Medicating Normal follows the journeys of a newly married couple, a female combat veteran, a waitress and a teenager whose doctors prescribed psychiatric drugs for stress, mild depression, sleeplessness, focus and trauma. Our subjects struggle with serious physical and mental side effects as well as neurological damage which resulted from taking the drugs as prescribed and also from attempting to withdraw.
Healing Voices is a social action documentary which chronicles the lives of people experiencing mental health issues or extreme states in real time. The film features characters who have made incredible recoveries, or are working towards recovery, by finding alternatives to the current one-size-fits-all medical model.
Reveals the human side of mental illness. In this remarkable collection of interviews and essays, therapist, Madness Radio host, and schizophrenia survivor Will Hall asks, What does it mean to be called crazy in a crazy world? More than 60 voices of psychiatric patients, scientists, journalists, doctors, activists, and artists create a vital new conversation about empowering the human spirit by transforming society.
Nonprofit organization that unites sponsor and affiliate grassroots groups with thousands of individual members to win human rights and alternatives for people labeled with psychiatric disabilities. The I Got Better campaign aims to challenge the dominant narrative of hopelessness in mental health care by making stories of hope and mental wellness widely available through a variety of media. They also have a video series at MindFreedom International Media Voices for Choice.
explores madness from beyond conventional perspectives and mainstream treatments, featuring survivors, authors, advocates, professionals, and artists.