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Bridget, 15, cannot go near her own parents because she fears they are somehow "contaminated". Rocco, 9, dissolves into tears whenever he tries to leave for school - consumed by anxiety over what could happen once he steps outside. Michelle, 13, spends hours in the shower. These children, along with about one million others, have OCD. This program tracks their treatment as they attempt to reclaim their lives and overcome the stigma associated with the disorder.

#11010/1345  CREATING WELLNESS SERIES (3 Programs on one DVD)
This three-part series on one DVD is based on a workshop with renowned author Mary Ellen Copeland - presents simple, effective and non-invasive self-help strategies for anyone dealing with emotional, behavioral or psychiatric challenges. Used separately or together, these programs provide useful information about how to get well and stay well. They are invaluable for inservice trainings and for self-help and support groups. KEY CONCEPTS FOR MENTAL HEALTH 52 minutes WELLNESS RECOVERY ACTION PLAN (WRAP) 32 minutes THE WELLNESS TOOLBOX 28 minutes Grades 9 to A

#13697/0450  DIGNITY 2: The Human Side of Mental Illness
This program, a sequel to DIGNITY 1: A Study of Schizophrenia, documents the impact and stress on mentally ill residents and staff members when the Mercer Inn, an all-women facility, has to close for budgetary reasons, and most of the women are forced to move in with residents of the Summit Inn. We gain rare insight into the human side of mental illness, seeing the day-to-day challenges faced by patients and caregivers.

Ten parents and siblings share their experiences of dealing with family members suffering from schizophrenia or bipolar disorder over periods ranging from three to 40 years. Designed to provide insight and support to other families, the tape also has profound messages for professionals about the needs of families when mental illness strikes one of their own. Grades 9 to A

#3253/1345  I LOVE YOU LIKE CRAZY: Being a Parent with Mental Illness
This unique presentation examines the unique challenges that parents - who are suffering with their own mental illnesses - face in dealing with their children. The program also offers advice to help them and their children through what can often be a prolonged ordeal for both.Grades 9 to A

#15931/1416  NEVER ENOUGH: Do you own your stuff? Or does it own you?
"Highly recommended for use in both graduate and undergraduate classrooms." Judith Pascoe, Professor of English, Iowa State University NEVER ENOUGH is an award-winning provocative and moving examination of the human tendency to accumulate physical objects - a meditation on hoarding, clutter, collecting and people's relationships with their material possessions - materialism, consumerism, mental illness and the social fabric of our lives. NEVER ENOUGH will stimulate discussion in a variety of disciplines, including sociology, anthropology, psychology, and cultural studies. *Closed Captioned "The people and their obsessions are tenderly presented, and the links between these folks and the ethos of the broader consumer culture are astounding. In the classroom I have no doubt that this film will lead to energetic discussions about compulsive hoarders and the inner life of American consumer society in general." Stuart Ewen, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and History, CUNY Graduate Center

#11031/0787  OPPOSITE ACTION: Changing Emotions You Want to Change
Dr. Marsha M. Linehan, developer of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), provides a step-by-step how-to guide for applying the DBT skills of Opposite Action. She explains how deliberately acting opposite to one's negative emotions is an efficient and effective way to change those emotions for the long term. Covers anger and its complications - when justified and when not. Even when justified, it doesn't work or help. Grades 9 to A

#14156/0635  TOUCH WOOD: Understanding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
"OCD is built on magical beliefs that don't make much sense in the real world," says Cosmo - and he should know, because he has had the disorder since he was a child. In this program, Cosmo reaches out to others with OCD to more deeply understand the nature of his own condition. In addition, two psychologists and a researcher shed light on diagnosis of OCD subtypes and OCD management through exposure-and-response therapy and cognitive therapy.


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