Laughing Like Crazy

Psychiatry and the Evolution of Mental Health in American Comedy I’ve been dealing with stuff more severe than that since a really young age. Um, I didn’t… I didn’t know when I was 11 years old that this thing had a name: Depression. I just thought everybody in fifth grade had an internal monologue like […]

Week 14 Blog Post This article on involuntary mental health treatment(s) was very informative. The article discusses the various methods of classifying whether or not someone should be receiving involuntary mental health treatment, as well as the criteria/attributes they would have to show to be deemed eligible. In particular, Anuja Kumaria’s (Senior Attorney at the Law Foundation of […]

Movie Review: Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

The film I chose to look at is Silver Linings Playbook (2012). The movie follows the main character, Patrick’s, release from his court ordered stay at a mental institution. The story focuses on Patrick’s adjustment to being back at home and trying to “fix everything” while navigating his illness.  Patrick is diagnosed with bipolar disorder. […]

Movie Discussion

The movie I chose to discuss is Shutter Island. This movie was directed by Martin Scorsese and was released in 2010. This movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio as “Teddy Daniels”, a US marshal and former World War Two veteran. Teddy is sent to Shutter Island to find a patient that has gone missing. The story takes …

Film Post: Disney’s Frozen

In Disney’s hit movie Frozen, one of the main characters, Elsa, obviously struggles with mental health issues. During her childhood, after Elsa accidentally struck her little sister Anna in the head with her ice powers, her parents decided the best course of action for her was to conceal her powers, and thus her true self. […]