Depression & Manic Depression
Awakening from Sorrow
Documents the power to transform pain into action and to lift the veil of repression that has gripped a generation of young people orphaned by Argentina's 'Dirty War.'
Bundle of Blues
The stories in this thoughtful documentary represent a range of experiences from minor postpartum depression through postpartum psychosis. It stresses that PPD can happen to any new mother, but that it can be managed.
The Checker King
Fighting poor health and depression, 81-year-old Harold O'Brien journeys to the National Checker Championship after losing his wife, Norma. This warm and inspiring story is honest about the darker realities of aging and depression.
Depression in Older Adults
Explores the prevalence of depression among the elderly, its causes, and approaches to treatment. The video features interviews with patients as well as commentary from professionals.
Depression: Fighting the Dragon
This compelling documentary explores the growing prevalence of depression, and the research breakthroughs that could finally unlock its secrets.
Drawing From Life
A half-hour film that goes inside a group therapy workshop for people who have attempted suicide more than once.
This film dramatizes the feelings of a withdrawn, depressed high school student with untreated, possibly undiagnosed learning disabilities. The teenaged filmmaker embodies each of the voices battling to control his behavior. Are these inner voices or the real voices of the people in his life: parents, teachers, school counselors, peers? Students will bring their own experiences and feelings to the discussion of this provocative trigger film.
Four people with bipolar disorder, along with their families and psychiatrists, share their struggles to achieve control over the illness and their lives.
Good Days, Bad Days
This intimate documentary profiles several individuals who love and support someone who is struggling with mental illness, examining the profound impact that these disorders can have on other family members.
The Hidden Face of Fear
Neuroscientists and psychologists are approaching a common understanding of how the brain's fear circuitry works, and changes.
Through three disturbing portraits of Iraq veterans, this powerful documentary highlights the issue of post-traumatic stress disorder, estimated to affect as many as one in five soldiers returning from the war in Iraq.
People with mental illnesses discuss the positive and negative impact of their psychiatric medications.
Not Just a Bad Day
Living under the shadow of one of the most commonly misunderstood and misdiagnosed mental illnesses - bipolar dIsorder.
The Other Side of Blue
Eight to ten percent of teens may suffer from clinical depression, and many of these young people may attempt suicide. This provocative video focuses on its nature, causes, symptoms, and consequences, and on how the social stigma associated with depression blocks some teens from seeking help.
Post Partum Depression
It's not just the "baby blues." This video is about the perhaps 2% of new mothers who experience the severe depression, delusions, paranoia and other symptoms of postpartum psychosis.
What we now call PTSD once had other names: Civil War Soldiers suffered from ‘soldier’s heart.’ and in World War, ‘shell shock.’ The filmmaker’s father came back from World War II with ‘combat fatigue,’ and the trauma of his wartime experiences affected his entire family. First released in 1988, this devastating documentary is even more relevant today.
State of Mind
Albert Pesso trains mental-health care works in Kinshasa, Congo, in a technique to help genocide survivors overcome the traumas they witnessed and endured.
Toward Daylight (New Release)
Suicide is never the final word for those left behind. It alters lives forever and crosses all human boundaries. TOWARD DAYLIGHT kindles the hope necessary for the living to face, and then move on from, the pain and loss of suicide.
When Gambling is No Longer Fun
Gambling can seem like an innocent way for retirees and other older adults to spend free time, have a little fun, meet new people. But what happens when the urge to gamble goes past entertainment to addiction?