Side Effects is a 2013 drama that follows the twists and turns of Emily Taylor, a young woman seemingly suffering from severe depression. After visiting a doctor to start medication, things really start to go downhill — for both her and the film’s depiction of mental illnesses.
Amy is a 2015 documentary about the life of singer Amy Winehouse. By using only primary sources from the time, we get an intimate look at her upbringing, as well as the events leading up to her tragic death.
It’s been about three weeks since I (re)started this blog and I still haven’t taken the time to properly introduce myself. Here’s a little more about me and why I started this project.
Girl, Interrupted is a 1999 drama that follows the story of Susanna, a young woman hospitalized after a suicide attempt. While inpatient, Susanna meets a host of characters, and we get a glimpse of what a psychiatric hospitalization was like in the 1960s.
Unlisted: A Story of Schizophrenia is a 2010 documentary about Dr. Delaney Ruston’s struggle to connect with her estranged father, who has lived most of his life with schizophrenia.