Blue Skies & Rocky Shores

Blue Skies & Rocky Shores

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A story of dementia and caregiving.

Broken Dreams

Broken Dreams

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In Broken Dreams, filmmaker Annette Mangaard chronicles the descent into depression.

The Bus Stop

The Bus Stop

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Michelle is struggling to manage family and rejoin the workforce, all while dealing with her mother's advancing dementia.

Dancing With Pain

Dancing With Pain

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Four teenagers share their experiences trying to cope with chronic pain. Their thoughts are intercut with performance by dancer Vanessa Goodman in this innovative collaboration between Dr. Leora Kuttner and choreographer Judith Marcuse. Animation of the Body-Self Neuromatrix illustrates the brain's central role in the process through different stages of healing.

Depression: Fighting the Dragon

Depression: Fighting the Dragon

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This documentary provides new insight into the illness of depression and highlights the importance of early detection.

Do You Really Want to Know? [57 min version]

Do You Really Want to Know? [57 min version]

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Do You Really Want to Know? is a documentary about the complex emotional, ethical and psychological issues surrounding the new frontier of predictive genetic testing.

The Downside of High

The Downside of High

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Documentary expoloring the connection between early marijuana use and schizophrenia.

Glimpses of Light

Glimpses of Light

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Different voices from diverse cultural backgrounds share life stories about paths travelled while navigating experiences of mental illness and comment on the need for a more holistic system of treatment.

Head Cold

Head Cold

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Psychosis: an illness that is apparently incurable, a diagnosis that literally turns the lives of those involved upside-down. For the first time ever, the afflicted author and director Gamma Bak dares to make an autobiographical film dealing with the various stages of her illness.

Hidden Legacies

Hidden Legacies

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This documentary, directed by Anishinaabe filmmaker Lisa Jackson, profiles young people whose parents and grandparents attended government-initiated, church-run, Indian Residential Schools.

Holding the Sun

Holding the Sun

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Holding the Sun is the story of a Canadian family's desparate attempt, over a two-year period, to save their son from schizophrenia.

Little Boy Blue

Little Boy Blue

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This documentary blends startling statistics with expert testimony and a mock public service announcement to deliver a hard message to swallow about rising antidepressant use among children.

Marianne Matters

Marianne Matters

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Marianne Matters is a documentary about a 51 year old woman who has schizophrenia. Without the help of her sister, she would have fallen through the cracks of society a long time ago.

New Frames

New Frames

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New Frames was created with active participation of young immigrant and refugee men to shed perspectives on mental health and well being as they seek a better life in a new country. In a time where the world is witnessing the largest displacements of people since the Second World War, this uniquely collaborative work gives voice to those not often listened to, encouraging conversations on topics stigmatized for far too long.

o.com: cybersex addiction

o.com: cybersex addiction

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This documentary explores one of the fastest growing addictions--cybersex addiction.

Oh Me 2: a case of BiPolar disOrder

Oh Me 2: a case of BiPolar disOrder

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In this personal and endearing film, a prolific and brilliant animator reveals his battles with bipolar disorder to lay the path for a new understanding of this condition. His son, a clinical psychologist, adds his own comments, from the perspective of a family member.

OWNING the SLAVE

OWNING the SLAVE

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This documentary follows ex-pat American Andy Stringfellow, who left behind the rich African-American culture of the rural south where he was raised, to move to Canada. Thirty years later, the only black man in a white town, he offers a frank, complex view into the experience of being an outsider.

Patience and Absurdity

Patience and Absurdity

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Family love triumphs over Alzheimer's and multiple sclerosis as a spunky Irish immigrant, "new to Alzheimer's" joins forces with her daughter, who is living with MS, to make a cup of tea.

Why?

Why?

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A 60-year-old woman responds to the question, "Why are you in art school at your age?" by telling the story of the struggles and adventures that have brought her to this stage of her life.

Within These Walls

Within These Walls

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First-hand experiences of former patients reflect the complexities of health care for people who have received psychiatric treatment in this powerful documentary films 20 years ago and re-released on DVD. With mental health care increasing in importance today, their stories will ring true for those who have worked to re-envision appropriate mental health services in the past and present.