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After a Suicide
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written by Diane Conn; produced by Diane Conn (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 22 mins
When the filmmaker's mother committed suicide two weeks before her eighteenth birthday, she felt tremendous guilt and shame about the suicide. It was years before she could say out loud "My mother killed herself." She lived her life as if nothing had happened. But when she tried to commit suicide herself, she real...
written by Diane Conn; produced by Diane Conn (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 22 mins
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Brainstorm
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produced by Lina Safro (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 53 mins
Winston Churchill described it as "staring the black dog in the eye." Author William Styron refers to it as "darkness visible" and singer Tim Finn, as "dirty creature." They are among the surprisingly high number of people who have experienced depression, a mood disorder thought to be caused by a chemical disturba...
produced by Lina Safro (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 53 mins
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Despair
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produced by Harriet Koskoff (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 1 hour 3 mins
Horizons narrow for those overshadowed by depression. It shapes a life of reduced expectations, compromised talents and unfulfilled emotional relationships. It erodes self-esteem. Despair is the first full-length documentary about depression to consider the pervasive mood disorder from multi-ethnic viewpoints. In...
produced by Harriet Koskoff (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 1 hour 3 mins
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Horizon, Season 24, Episode 3, Playing with Madness
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with Elliot S. Gershon, fl. 1990; produced by Jeremy Taylor, fl. 1966, in Horizon, Season 24, Episode 3 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1988), 51 mins
Horizon discovers a surprisingly creative side effect of mental illness. Many manic depressives are creative - is it in spite of their illness or because of it? Could it be that their illness is in some sense necessary?
with Elliot S. Gershon, fl. 1990; produced by Jeremy Taylor, fl. 1966, in Horizon, Season 24, Episode 3 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1988), 51 mins
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Horizon, Season 54, Episode 6, Stopping Male Suicide
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directed by Natalie Hewit, fl. 2012; presented by Xand van Tulleken, 1978-; produced by Natalie Hewit, fl. 2012, British Broadcasting Corporation, in Horizon, Season 54, Episode 6 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 53 mins
In the UK, suicide is the leading cause of death in men under 50. This sensitive film explores the gender paradox of suicide, asking questions that have remained taboo for too long. In a journey from pubs and clubs to the headquarters of an international men’s magazine, Horizon learns how we can try to stop thou...
directed by Natalie Hewit, fl. 2012; presented by Xand van Tulleken, 1978-; produced by Natalie Hewit, fl. 2012, British Broadcasting Corporation, in Horizon, Season 54, Episode 6 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2018), 53 mins
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Inside My Mind
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directed by Sue Learoyd, fl. 1999; with Dr. Claire Gillan, fl. 2009; produced by Sue Learoyd, fl. 1999, Pioneer Productions (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2013), 55 mins
Anxiety, a small bout of depression or an obsessional thought – all of us can have these feelings at some time but what if these persist and take over our life? In the UK, one in four people will suffer from some form of mental health problem every year. What causes it differs for every one of us: our genes, lif...
directed by Sue Learoyd, fl. 1999; with Dr. Claire Gillan, fl. 2009; produced by Sue Learoyd, fl. 1999, Pioneer Productions (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2013), 55 mins
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Inside Story, Caroline's Baby
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produced by Nick Catliff, British Broadcasting Corporation, in Inside Story (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1995), 49 mins
Update on the story of a London Civil Servant who was arrested in New York in 1994 carrying her dead baby. After eight months on remand, Caroline awaits her trial date.
produced by Nick Catliff, British Broadcasting Corporation, in Inside Story (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1995), 49 mins
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John's Not Mad: Tourette Syndrome
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produced by Valerie Kaye (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 30 mins
Here is a powerful documentary portrait of John, an adolescent who suffers from a severe case of Tourette Syndrome. This neurological disorder causes him to make involuntary sounds, including a constant stream of profanity. He feels these words and sounds are forced out of him, beyond his ability to exercise contr...
produced by Valerie Kaye (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 30 mins
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Living Hell, Episode 1, A Living Hell, Episode 1
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directed by Dai Richards; presented by Aaron T. Beck, 1921-, Lewis Wolpert, 1929-; produced by Dai Richards, British Broadcasting Corporation, in Living Hell, Episode 1 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1999), 52 mins
Everybody has times of sadness, but depression is different. It is sadness gone wrong. The World Health Organisation predicts that depression will be the main illness of the 21st century; it currently costs the United States $40 billion a year: more than AIDS. Yet little is known for certain about the causes of de...
directed by Dai Richards; presented by Aaron T. Beck, 1921-, Lewis Wolpert, 1929-; produced by Dai Richards, British Broadcasting Corporation, in Living Hell, Episode 1 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1999), 52 mins
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Living Hell, Episode 2, A Living Hell, Episode 2
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directed by Dai Richards; presented by Aaron T. Beck, 1921-, Lewis Wolpert, 1929-; produced by Dai Richards, in Living Hell, Episode 2 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1999), 52 mins
Everybody has times of sadness, but depression is different. It is sadness gone wrong. The World Health Organisation predicts that depression will be the main illness of the 21st century; it currently costs the United States $40 billion a year: more than AIDS. Yet little is known for certain about the causes of de...
directed by Dai Richards; presented by Aaron T. Beck, 1921-, Lewis Wolpert, 1929-; produced by Dai Richards, in Living Hell, Episode 2 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1999), 52 mins
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