Darkest Hours

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Parents, teens, advocates and providers all share their horror stories about the lack of a system for children’s mental health care. While the documentary focuses on Connecticut, this is a national crisis: kids spending night after night in the emergency room because of the lack of psychiatric beds in the state; waits of up to six months to get an appointment with a psychologist because of escalating demand; families dealing with managed care companies that continually deny coverage for necessary treatment. All of this – combined with the raw emotion of accepting the fact that their child is mentally ill and will likely face a lifetime of medication and therapy.http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/darkest_hours

Susan L. Taylor

Susan’s sadness and depression grew out of a hormonal shift and her strict dedication to work. Today, she’s learned to put herself first

Madness in the NFL – The Greg Montgomery Story

A glimpse into Greg Montgomery’s high school, college and NFL career. From his high school dream to play in the NFL to the manifestation of bipolar disorder in 1997 and his current coaching and advocacy work in the mental health arena.

Unbreakable Minds

Every child is born full of promise, ready to go forth into the world and meet his or her destiny. But for those diagnosed with schizophrenia in the prime of their lives, independence, acceptance, and even a place to call home usually slips beyond their grasp. Over three years, film-makers Abbey Jack Neidik and Irene Lilienheim Angelico followed three engaging young men living with mental illness. “Unbreakable Minds” captures the emotional journeys as they struggle with their inner demons and try to find their own place in a world that regards them with fear and hostility. With exceptional intimacy and honesty, these men speak about their darkest days and brightest triumphs, and take us with them to catch a vivid glimpse of what they go through and to experience schizophrenia from the inside out. Through their heroic examples, they also offer a challenge to society to smash this last taboo.

Considering Carol

Considering Carol is a brief yet insightful look into the sometimes troubled, yet often brilliant, life of schizophrenic poet come karaoke queen, Carol E Kelly. Carol, 52 years old and a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic since 18 years of age, has become a fully established local celebrity in the town of Portstewart (in Northern Ireland) through her many talents, mainly her published poems and often extravagant karaoke performances to crowds of adoring student fans. Through the recital of one of her own poems, “Waiting in the Lobby”, Carol gives us an insight into her world and how she has learned to cope with the mental illness that is schizophrenia.