Re-Imagining Psychosis with Filmmaker Rebeccah Love

This interview with film director Rebeccah Love (about her film “Eve Parade”) has been published by Mad in Canada. The background to the interview is described: “On December 30 (2021), I sat down (virtually) with filmmaker/artist Rebeccah Love to discuss her…
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Primum non Nocere: A Psychiatrist’s Review of “Medicating Normal”

This blog post come from psychiatrist Dr. Awais Aftab. It begins: “I was lucky to see a screening copy of the documentary Medicating Normal (2020, directors: Lynn Cunningham & Wendy Ractliffe) earlier this weekend, and this post is intended partly as a review and…
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Medicating Normal (a film)

Medicating Normal is a film from Periscope Moving Pictures. A virtual screening will take place on Sat, August 22, 2020 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM BST, followed by an interactive discussion. Details from here . Film synopsis: “Medicating Normal follows the journeys…
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Mental Health, Psychiatry and the Arts: A Teaching Handbook

This teaching handbook has been edited by Victoria Tischler. The publishers say: “This comprehensive book explores how visual art, cinema, music, poetry, literature and drama can inform the teaching and practice of psychiatrists and mental health professionals. Edited and written by…
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Take These Broken Wings: Recovery from ‘Schizophrenia’ Without Medication

Released in 2008, this film is directed by Daniel Mackler and looks at how that people can recover fully from ‘schizophrenia’ without psychiatric medication … when (says the film director) “according to most of the mental health field, and of…
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Healing Homes: recovery from psychosis without medicine

Healing Homes is a feature-length documentary film, directed by Daniel Mackler, which chronicles the work of the Family Care Foundation (Gothenburg, Sweden) who, in this era of multi-drug cocktails and psychiatric diagnoses-for-life, run programmes to help people recover from psychosis without medication. The organisation, backed…
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