A real-world reminder of why it’s essential to look at media representations of mental illness with a critical eye.
Infinitely Polar Bear is a 2014 film that looks at a family living in 1970s Boston with a father diagnosed with bipolar disorder. When the mom chooses to go to business school to increase her job options, the dad is left in charge of caring for their two daughters, creating a scenario that tests the family unit.
Ordinary People is a 1980 film about a family coming to terms with the death of their older son, and offers insightful commentary on grief within a family unit.
Postcards from the Edge is a 1980 film that looks at a substance-using actress and her struggle to get back into the acting game, while trying to manage her relationship with her famous and alcoholic mother.
Today, I talk about my background in case management and discuss some proposed changes to the disability process.
The Visit is a 2015 found-footage style horror film that follows the story of a brother and sister visiting their estranged grandparents. But who are these grandparents really, and what is going on with them??
The Babadook is a 2014 indie Australian horror movie that tells the story of a mother, her young son, and a monster that comes to haunt them. Already a vulnerable family unit, this top-hatted spectre of doom has even more in store for Amelia and Samuel.