Tag Archives: bipolar disorder

Glynne, Andy (dir). Animated Minds

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“Animated Minds was conceived in 2003 as an attempt to communicate the subjective experience of mental health problems to a wider audience. The idea was simple: to take the testimony of a variety of people who have experienced mental distress, and then to try to animate their experience. The result, it was hoped, would be a series of engaging short films which would give a general audience a greater understanding of what it feels like to live with various mental difficulties.”

There are seven films in total all available to view at http://animatedminds.com/the_films/

Russell, David O (dir). Silver Linings Playbook

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After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.

Year: 2012
Director: David O. Russell
Writer: David O. Russell

Figgis, Mike (dir). Mr Jones

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The story about the relationship between a manic depressive man, Mr Jones, and the female doctor who takes more than a professional interest in his treatment.

Producers:Debra Greenfield, Alan Greisman
Year: 1993
Director: Mike Figgis
Writer: Eric Roth, Michael Cristofer

Jamison, Kay Redfield. An Unquiet Mind

This work is a personal testimony from Kay Redfield Jamison: the revelation of her struggle with manic depression since adolescence, and how it has shaped her life. The book follows her through college, a love affair, her battle with the illness, bouts of madness, violence and attempted suicide.

Publisher:
Picador
Year: 1997
ISBN-10: 0330346512