Issues of mental health are very much in the news in Washington State and here in the neighborhood. The deep interrelatedness of mental health and homelessness is particularly front of mind here in Wallingford.
HEALING VOICES explores the experience commonly labeled as ‘psychosis’ through the stories of real-life individuals, and asks the question: What are we talking about when we talk about ‘mental illness’? The film follows three subjects – Oryx, Jen and Dan – over nearly five years, and features interviews with notable international experts including Robert Whitaker, Dr. Bruce Levine, Celia Brown, Will Hall, Dr. Marius Romme, and others, on the history of psychiatry and the rise of the ‘medical model’ of mental illness.
For some additional background on the movie: a review from a clinical pyschologist might convince you to attend.