Inside Institutional Mental Health Care

Streaming Video - 2011
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Following three British men through the ordeal of being "sectioned," or involuntarily committed to a mental health facility, this program depicts their individual experiences and challenges as well as the work of the acute mental health care professionals treating them. Richard, diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia at age 19 and now in his thirties, has been detained after threatening a neighbor with a knife. Andrew's bipolar disorder emerged two decades ago and he has been hospitalized several times over the years. In contrast to Richard and Andrew, 54-year-old Anthony feels he doesn't belong in the mental health system and, despite having abnormal or psychotic thoughts, insists he shouldn't be medicated. A much-needed inside look at institutional mental health care and the frontline implications of Britain's Mental Health Act.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], c2010
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (60 min.) :,sd., col., digital file


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