Mental Health Awareness Sampler

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The Mental Health Awareness Sampler includes the following titles:

A Change of CharacterA Change of Character

This captivating video features neuroscientist Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg, author of The Executive Brain, as well as neurologist and best-selling author Dr. Oliver Sacks (Awakenings), in a discussion of frontal lobe damage.

The Fanlight Collection | 2004 | 30 minutes | College/Adult/Professional
Beyond the Blues: Child and Youth DepressionBeyond the Blues: Child and Youth Depression

Through the personal stories of three young people, this compelling documentary explores the issues and challenges of childhood and youth depression.

National Film Board of Canada | 2004 | 56 minutes
Boys Will Be MenBoys Will Be Men

Some answers for the hard questions about growing up male in America.

Bullfrog Films | 2002 | 57 minutes | 7-12, College, Adult
Branding IllnessBranding Illness
A documentary expose of how pharmaceutical companies create demand for the drugs at their disposal, and buy the science they need to prove their effectiveness.
Icarus Films | 2011 | 52 minutes | 9-12, College, Adult
Fighting Their Fears: Child and Youth AnxietyFighting Their Fears: Child and Youth Anxiety

Through interviews with experts and three young people, this compelling documentary outlines the causes, symptoms and treatments for anxiety disorders.

National Film Board of Canada | 2004 | 42 minutes
How Happy Can You Be?How Happy Can You Be?

What is happiness? And how do we get more of it? Visiting leading figures in positive psychology and observing clinical experiments, this is a light-hearted but serious investigation.

Icarus Films | 2005 | 52 minutes | 10-12, College, Adult
In Search of MemoryIn Search of Memory

The life and work of one of the most important neuroscientists of the 20th century, Nobel Prize winner Eric Kandel.

Icarus Films | 2008 | 95 minutes | 9-12, College, Adult
OCD: The War InsideOCD: The War Inside

The personal stories of people fighting to survive a war in their minds: dealing with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

National Film Board of Canada | 2001 | 71 minutes
The Hidden Face of FearThe Hidden Face of Fear

Neuroscientists and psychologists are approaching a common understanding of how the brain's fear circuitry works, and changes.

Icarus Films | 2008 | 53 minutes | 9-12, College, Adult
The SubstanceThe Substance

Chock-full of rare footage and LSD-celebrity interviews, an informative and enteraining historical and scientific 'trip.'

Icarus Films | 2011 | 81 minutes | 8-12, COLLEGE, ADULT

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