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#12030/0145  ADOLESCENT ONSET SCHIZOPHRENIA: 1 in 100 Young People
Adolescent-onset schizophrenia is frequently highly treatable. Viewers learn signs and symptoms to help them recognize this illness in its earliest stages and provides them with basic 'what to do next' information as every passing day without treatment can be critical in long term effect.

Created specifically for teens in treatment, this compelling video introduces young clients to strategies for staying sober while coping with a co-occurring (dual) disorder.

Trying to find happiness is the search of a lifetime, and in this program, a diverse cross-section of experts share insights into the psychological and physiological constituents of happiness; the effects of genes, life circumstances, and intentional activities on happiness; and, where on Earth the most - and least - happiness is said to exist. Viewers learn that finding happiness for oneself is a quest and like most quests there is effort involved and steps to be taken with great satisfaction in each stage closer to the goal.

This program dramatically teaches responsible Anger, Boundaries and Safety. Based on a three-day workshop facilitated by acclaimed speaker Dr. Joann Peterson, M.S.W., A.C.S.W., Dip.C., Ph.D., this video follows twelve participants as they discover the physiological roots of anger, how to separate anger from violence, communicate boundaries, and create safety in their relationships. Dr. Peterson believes anger is a natural response to hurt, fear, frustration and loss and teaches responsible anger expression. There are many ways that anger affects our lives at home, in the workplace and our communities: Bullying, Road Rage, Domestic Violence, Elder Abuse, Gang Violence, Workplace Harassment, Physical, Emotional and Sexual Abuse. Learn how to: Stop Domestic Violence; Resolve Conflict Quickly; Give Teens Healthy Alternatives; Reduce Bullying; Improve Relationships; Learn to Communicate Win/Win; Recognize Anger Patterns; and, Prevent Escalation. *See also the ANGER WORKSHOP SERIES - this comprehensive toolkit consists of thirteen broadcast quality DVD Programs, a 26-page Facilitator Guide and Exercise Book.

#11810/0825  ANGER WORKSHOP SERIES (THE) 13 Programs
Society and conventional therapeutic wisdom posits that anger in any shape or form is "bad". Dr. Joanne Peterson believes anger is a feeling or emotional response to hurt, fear, frustration, helplessness and loss. The complete workshop includes thirteen (10-35 minute) DVD Programs, a 26-page Facilitator Guide and Exercise Book. All programs are also available separately. Detailed descriptions of each are available on our website. IN ANGER'S PATH - how anger affects lives and relationships. UNDERSTANDING ANGER'S PURPOSE - describes the physiological roots and evolution of Infantile and Adult Anger. UNDERSTANDING VIOLENCE - learn about the many subtle and more insidious forms of violence AGGRESS ENERGY EXERCISES - six exercises that anyone can use to engage their passion in a safe and boundaried way. CLEARINGS - a practical tool to express negative feelings and emotions before they build, fester or explode. VESUVIUS - another practical tool to express frustrations, resentments and events that have occurred or built up over time. PHYSICAL EXPRESSION - Participants explore their most recurring issue and are given an opportunity to physically express it using a number of different techniques. BOUNDARIES AND THE AUTHENTIC SELF - To function in society, we must all learn and adhere to certain norms, rules and obligations - often at the cost of our self. THE BOUNDARY CONTINUUM - Learn about the important distinctions between Walls and Boundaries, and the impact they have on our relationships. CREATING EFFECTIVE BOUNDARIES - It's our responsibility to communicate our boundaries and act on our own behalf if others won't respect them. BUILDING SAFE RELATIONSHIPS - Safety is a series of individually defined qualities, behaviors and actions. It is NOT a feeling. Learn to define what safety means to you and learn concrete Assessment Tools to prevent conflict from escalating to violence. TAKING IT HOME - Participants explore how they will sabotage themselves and what they need to do when it occurs. Also learn about the "Anger Junkie" and the importance of looking beneath your own anger to learn from the hurt, fear, frustration, helplessness and loss that we all experience in our lives. EMBRACING ANGER - There is immense freedom and empowerment in living a response-able life and that all victims make a choice to be so. The participants share their experience, lessons and aspirations as they take The Anger Workshop home.

#12459/0635  ANGER: Myths and Truths about the Emotion
Is venting one’s rage really healthy? Do age, gender, and self-image have any connection with anger problems? Has our society become inherently angry? This ABC News program explores the psychology and sociology behind the most dangerous of emotions.

This multi-award-winning collection of eight three-to-six-minute micro-documentaries attempts to communicate the subjective experience of abnormal psychological states by blending edgy animation with narration by people who live each day with debilitating mental conditions. Impressionistic, abstract, and even surreal, these dark cinematic gems are designed to help eliminate misconceptions about mental illness by promoting viewer empathy. Compelling; insightful; honest. Segments include: Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Agoraphobia and Panic Attacks, Eating Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Asperger's Syndrome, and, Self-Harm.

Our "fight or flight' response can be highly beneficial, but in the 21st Century, this state of anxiety in some people can become a constant state of mind, and a real limitation to a person's ability to function well. This program takes a comprehensive look at anxiety disorders including generalized anxiety, panic, post traumatic, and obsessive compulsive disorders and phobias.

#13245/0635  APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY (5 Programs)
The basic premise of applied psychology is the use of psychological principles and theories to overcome problems in other areas. This classic five-part series studies aspects of criminal prosecution, childcare, stress management, eating disorders, and situational ethics through the lens of psychology. EYEWITNESS TESTIMONY: Psychological Aspects 29 minutes DAYCARE: Psychological Impacts on Child Development 28 minutes STRESS MANAGEMENT: Psychological Counseling 28 minutes EATING DISORDERS: Mind, Body, and Society 28 minutes OBEDIENCE AND ETHICS: Benefits and Costs of Psychological Conformity Studies 30 minutes

#12929/1725  BE WELL NOW! A Happier and Healthier Life
Dr. Nancy Snyderman provides clear, practical and scientifically proven advice that can lead to a happier and healthier life. She uses anecdotes, personal life stories and clinical science to help the audience discover the simple, everyday things that affect well-being and provide the information they need to revitalize their bodies, maintain their longevity, manage their care, and possibly even save their lives!

There's depression, then there's depression! Whether chronic or manic, whether stand-alone or co-occurring with other disorders or addictions, patients with depression can stabilize and lead fulfilling lives if they accept their condition and proactively address it

#15320/0605  BEFORE THEY FALL OFF THE CLIFF: The Ripple Effect of Schizophrenia
This is the story of a family devastated by one member’s paranoid schizophrenia, and their ultimate struggle to find the courage to forgive and to enlighten others about mental illness. Explores the importance of advocating for those with mental illnesses. In 1994, Matthew McBride, the youngest son of a suburban family was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia when imaginary voices convinced him to kill his parents in order to prevent World War III. After Matt stabbed his parents to death, his siblings were left to deal with their parents’ violent end and to oversee their younger brother’s treatment for his debilitating illness.

#10915/0795  BEYOND TRAUMA COLLECTION: A Healing Journey for Women
For women, the experience of trauma often leads to disorders such as addictions, eating disorders, and self-harm. With sensitivity and understanding, author Stephanie Covington explores the interrelationship between substance abuse, trauma, and mental health. This program draws on multiple therapeutic techniques-psycho-educational, cognitive behavioral, expressive arts, and relational therapy - to help women explore the impact of trauma on their lives and develop a sense of safety. BEYOND TRAUMA is effective in treatment and criminal justice settings based on theory, research, and clinical experience. It is practical and easy to use.

#9901/0635  BIPOLAR DISORDER: Shifting Mood Swings
Bi-polar disorder can not only bring individual sufferers to the brink of suicide, it can tear apart families and friendships. Sufferers themselves describe how they experience the devastating symptoms while experts in the field explain what is known about why this disorder occurs and the latest methods of dealing with it from a therapeutic and medical perspective.

#14448/0635  BIPOLAR: Life Between Two Extremes
This program examines the lives of people who have struggled for decades with bipolar disorder, once known as manic depression. Through case studies and discussions of recent research, the film shows how each patient has overcome the grip of debilitating despair and hyperactive euphoria, and how advances in psychology and neuroscience are helping such individuals lead better, more productive lives.

#15449/0605  CAN: Mental Illness and Recovery in the Asian-American Community
*Honorary Mention, Documentary Category, Voice Awards 2012 This is a seminal film about Asian Americans suffering from mental illness. In a culture where mental problems are often viewed as a stigma that brings shame to the family, this documentary breaks an important silence. Can Truong was among millions of refugee "boat people" fleeing Vietnam in the 1970s. In the United States he becomes a model student, aspiring to be a doctor. After graduating at the top of his high school class and being accepted as a pre-med student at the University of Chicago, he begins experiencing difficulties and is diagnosed with depression and bipolar disorder.

#16162/0410  CANNABINYZED: The Physical and Mental Effects of Marijuana
As the legal status of marijuana changes, it's perceived dangers are lessening while the potency of the drug is increasing. This video covers marijuana as a psychoactive substance that induces its effects by manipulation of natural brain chemicals known as the endocannabinoids. The toxic and addictive impact that results from the drug’s disruption of natural endocannibinoids is characterized in this video by the testimony of those impacted by the drug and by the scientists who are studying its effects. This video will help to clarify the many myths and misconceptions regarding the effects of marijuana. *Closed Captioned

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.

#13384/0145  CHILDHOOD ONSET SCHIZOPHRENIA: A Life Interrupted
In this program, you'll see what happened when one family's nine-year-old son began hearing voices, and having hallucinations - the classic signs of childhood-onset schizophrenia. Where does one turn? Is this a life sentence?

#9036/0410  CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS: Mental Health and Drugs
Designed primarily for clients who have a dual diagnosis and secondarily for those involved in the treatment of these disorders who need a deeper understanding of this common phenomenon. By first examining the mental illnesses that are part of a dual diagnosis (e.g., schizophrenia, bipolar, depression) and then showing how psychoactive drug use can aggravate or induce these illnesses, the video helps explain the relationship between the two conditions.

#11130/1295  COMING HOME FROM WAR SERIES (2 Programs)
Hundreds of thousands of military and civilian personnel are and will continue to be returning 'home' after spending months and even years under the extreme pressures of war zones. Living in constant danger but under conditions where there is no identifiable or predictable enemy or threat will make re-integration with family and society in general very challenging for many of them. Earnie Larsen offers analysis and advice to those returnees and their loved ones to ease the transition in this new two part series. Part One - THE NEW FACE OF COURAGE - Trauma changes people. War is continual trauma. War changes people. This program is about the new courage required for successful reintegration after the war. 28 minutes Part Two - MAKING RELATIONSHIPS WORK NOW - Successful reintegration eventually is about relationships. Whether the relationships are with self or others they require skills. These skills can be learned. They also can be blocked by deeply ingrained habits. Overcoming these blocking habits and rising up to new skills requires the highest kind of courage. 28 minutes

#12342/0203  COPS DON'T CRY
Being a police officer is a well-respected, sought-after profession, but in the demands of the job, officers face a significant amount of psychological stress that can severely impact their personal lives and relationships especially with spouses and children. In this program, both male and female officers explain the various manifestations and effects of those stresses as well as how they have found help.

#12640/1410  COUNSELING VETERANS: Strategies for Working with Returning Soldiers
Veterans are members of a distinct cultural group, as are their families. Returning from war is an experience that few outside of this culture can ever hope to understand, but for counselors charged with helping vets with this transition getting a grip on that reality is critical. Viewers get essential information that will help them understand the distinct counseling issues they will face as they take on this responsibility.

#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

#12816/1725  CRY FOR HELP (A)
This primetime special features first-person stories from adolescents who are confronting depression, anxiety and mental illness. From depressed, suicidal teens to parents unaware of what may be troubling their own children to those on the front lines of prevention and care, CRY FOR HELP provides a rare and important look at mental illness among young adults.

#15432/0635  CUT-UP KIDS: The Epidemic of Self-Harm
For reasons still being explored, a growing number of children, teenagers, and young adults regularly and willfully cut, burn, and otherwise harm their own bodies. This film follows three young people as they confront the violence they have inflicted upon themselves due to bullying, academic pressure and social failure. Students will observe the process by which these young people increase their self-awareness and articulate their inner turmoil.

#10772/0635  CUTTING: Addicted to Self-Injury
What could prompt a teenager to do actual physical injury to themselves by cutting their skin? This video examines this distressing, ritualized behavior and explores how parents, friends, guidance counselors, and those who cut themselves can work together to stop it.

#15029/0545  DARK DAYS: Depression
Featuring recognized mental health experts from leading mental health charity SANE, and young sufferers, this resource covers the types of depression, who is at risk, signs and symptoms, and myths and treatments.

#15795/0605  DARK SIDE OF A PILL (THE)
THE DARK SIDE OF A PILL is an exclusive, case-driven investigation into the one of the medical success stories of our time. One in ten adults in the Western world is on antidepressants. With global sales of approximately 20 billion dollars, these prescription drugs are among the most lucrative products of the medical industry. But the wonder drug has a dark side. Violence and even murders are now being associated with prescribed antidepressants in situations and with people who otherwise show no signs of extreme behavior. This is not at film that is for or against antidepressants. It is about informed consent and about openly acknowledging the real problems with medicating 10 to 15 percent of the population with a drug that changes the chemistry of the brain with an effect that at times can be overwhelming, even fatal.

#16041/2003  DEPRESSION (Mental Health Issues/Christian Solutions)
Some experts estimate that more than 10% suffer from mild to severe depression. In this program, a Methodist minister and a Lutheran campus pastor tell of their own bouts with the disease, while a medical doctor relates how his oldest son ultimately committed suicide after suffering from severe depression. Whether dealing with depression or with anxiety, this program provides spiritual guidance to help those suffering develop the skills to cope through sound spiritual insight. A psychiatrist also shares some of the promising treatments available.

Depressed? Let's have a drink ... Let's get high! Sounds like a normal reaction. It also sounds like a reaction that can lead to some long term difficulties. This video investigates how substance abuse and depression play off one another.

#12612/1725  DEPRESSION: Out of the Shadows
One can be depressed about a particular issue or occurrence and such a feeling is quite normal. Then there is a state of mind where depression corrupts and drains all that is positive from a life, and not for any particular reason. Viewers learn about this second type that affects many and is a definite mental disorder that can and should be dealt with.

#14667/0680  DEPRESSION: True Stories
"Provides compelling first person accounts of the suffering associated with this life threatening illness - depression. At the same time, it inspires hope about the power of treatment. It is certain to educate adolescents, young adults, parents, other caregivers, and health care professionals about a serious illness that can and should be treated." Paula K. Rauch, M.D. Director, Child Psychiatry Consultation Service to Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical SchoolGrades 6 to A

#15023/0545  DEPRESSION: Understanding the Disease
We all know what it's like to feel depressed, but to suffer from depression is another thing entirely. In this program, we meet two sufferers and find out first-hand what it's like to experience the journey through depression and recovery.

#12212/0425  DEPRESSION: What YOU Can Do
There's no question that serious depression, self-mutilation, suicide attempts and deaths are increasing among middle school age youth. The earlier depression is identified and treated, the better the prognosis. This program includes a diverse group of 13 year olds and a compelling interview with a teen depressed and cutting herself as well as commentary from a child psychiatrist at the NYU Child Study Center who dispels misconceptions about the causes of depression and its treatment, as well as the negative effect of alcohol and drugs. *Includes Study Guide Grades 7 to 12

What is depression anyway? "I'm not my normal happy self today!" or "I really should just jump off this bridge right now!"? Are they the same thing just magnified in intensity? Viewers learn from experts about the different types of depression, different symptoms, causalities and remedies.

#13652/0635  DIAGNOSIS BIPOLAR: Five Families Search for Answers
Suicidal impulses, hyper-sexuality, recurring nightmares - these are only a few of the symptoms of bipolar disorder. But what is it like for families of bipolar children and teens? This documentary takes viewers inside five households ravaged by the illness, revealing painful dilemmas over medication, school, and family dynamics.

#13696/0450  DIGNITY 1: A Study of Schizophrenia
Mentally ill people are too often outcast in society, instead of receiving compassion that a physically ill person would normally receive. Mentally ill people, like all of us, need dignity, which is the underlying theme of this eye-opening and much heralded documentary.

#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.

Bipolar disorder itself is hard enough to deal with and treat, but when self-medication through the use of alcohol or other drugs is added the problems can get completely out of hand. This video describes exactly what bipolar disorder is and the dynamic of how alcohol and drugs affect a person with bipolar disorder. Also discusses treatments.

#15581/0463  EXERCISE AND MENTAL HEALTH: The Mind-Body Connection
A growing body of research has looked at the mind-body connection. The results of these investigative effects have found that exercise has a positive impact in a number of mental-health related areas, including reducing anxiety, helping balance the challenges of ADHD, decreasing the negative effects of depression, and helping to effectively manage stress. This DVD reviews how exercise balances neurotransmitters and brain chemicals to keep the brain and the body functioning in harmony.

#15385/0635  FACELESS: Inside a Psychiatric Ward
Since Maria was found dancing on a line of train tracks, it’s a good bet that confinement in a mental ward saved her life. Still, she says, she prefers freedom to the "freedumb" of the medicated world she now resides in. Many of her fellow patients are equally ambivalent about being institutionalized. Following Maria through this claustrophobic landscape of uncertainty and anguish, viewers are allowed to explore the darkest catacombs of the psyche as well as the ever-present human tendency to search for a way out.

#15691/0635  FALSE MEMORIES: Skepticism, Susceptibility, and the Impact on Psychotherapy
The early 1990s saw a dramatic rise in the use - or misuse - of repressed memory as a psychoanalytic tool. While more and more therapists were encouraging their adult patients to revive supposedly long-buried recollections of childhood sexual abuse, a small minority of experts began to question that methodology - chief among them a cognitive psychologist named Elizabeth Loftus. This film shows how Dr. Loftus challenged the trend of memory "recovery" even as she expanded and enriched the study of human memory in contemporary psychology

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

#15470/0635  FORGIVENESS: The Attribute of the Strong (3 Programs)
In a world where might frequently makes right and violence often makes no sense at all, why is forgiveness so highly regarded by so many cultures and religions? In this thought-provoking three-part series, forgiveness is analyzed through the firsthand experiences of crime victims, peace advocates, and others, who together agree that although forgiveness cannot change the past, it does improve the future. HEALING THE HEART: Forgive and Remember In this program, remarkable individuals - people who in picking up the pieces of their shattered lives have triumphed over hate - share the details of their long, painful, and deeply personal journeys from shock and the desire for retribution to an attitude of forgiveness. HEALING THE WOUNDS: Making Peace a Priority Can the current generation of hereditary enemies muster the will to put the past behind them? Can nations reconcile old enmities once and for all? This program explores the complexities of promoting forgiveness on a mass scale in places such as Ireland and the Middle East. HEALING THE SOUL: Religious Perspectives on Forgiveness Atonement, penance, and absolution are beliefs that reside at the core of the world’s major religions. Have the practices of contrition and restitution become relics of the past, or are they still viable today as opportunities for spiritual cleansing, healing, and rebirth?

#9596/0405  FROM DEPRESSION TO DISCOVERY: A Teenager's Guidebook
This video shatters common misconceptions about depression, helping young viewers recognize its outward and internal symptoms. The latest forms of treatment are also explored. The result is an honest, youth-centered informational tool that encourages a proactive approach to depression. Grades 8 to 12

In this unforgettable program, a woman describes how she survived any mother's worst nightmare when her seven year old daughter was kidnapped during a family vacation. We see her past fury, and her resolve to forgive the man who terrorized and changed her family forever.

#13654/0635  GOOD SOLDIER (THE)
"War is about one thing only: it’s about killing. You either learn to kill somebody else or you get killed or wounded yourself." This film examines how soldiers grapple simultaneously with their duty and their own humanity as it tracks the perilous psychological journeys of four decorated combat veterans of World War II, the Vietnam War, and the Iraq War.

#12442/0795  GUIDE FOR LIVING WITH CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS: Help and Hope for Clients and their Families
This program provides patients and families with an educational overview of co-occurring disorders, offers interviews from people who have them, and discusses ways that patients can participate in treatment to better manage their recovery from both disorders. Included are dramatic vignettes, as well as professional narration, to show a comprehensive look at all the issues of recovery.

#13291/0795  GUIDE FOR LIVING WITH PTSD (A): Perspectives for Professionals and Their Clients
Through compelling client testimonials and expert guidance from renowned researchers at the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center and the Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD, this video educates clinicians, clients, and families on the history, epidemiology, challenges, and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

#14237/0635  HAYWIRE: Children Living with Schizophrenia
This ABC News program goes inside the homes of children living with severe mental illness, sharing the stories of three young girls whose schizophrenia commands them to harm themselves - or their younger siblings. Their parents' video diaries document the challenges, breakdowns, and frustrations that occur as they seek help for their children and relief for the rest of the family. Brutally honest and emotionally charged, Haywire sheds light on a disorder that is often misdiagnosed and misunderstood.

The symptoms of schizophrenia, beyond delusions and hallucinations, include a range of cognitive and social deficits which affect memory, decision-making, attention, and social cognition. These problems are not helped by current antipsychotic drugs, and psychotherapeutic measures are only of limited benefit. For the past 10 years, Sophia Vinogradov has focused on the design, implementation, and evaluation of neuroscience-informed computerized exercises to improve these undervalued symptoms - with life-changing implications for patients. *CC

#10726/0768  HURTING (The): Cutting for Relief
How can overwhelming inner pain and rage find relief through an external pain that is seemingly easier to manage? In this program, Ashley resorts to 'cutting' in order to cope with an abusive father. Counselors, teachers and peers are shown signs to look for and methods of initiating help.

#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

#11696/0545  INTRODUCING CANNABIS: Risks, Laws and Habits
It appears that some people can smoke a little dope and walk away completely unscathed while for others those weird images from Reefer Madness are anything but a joke! Viewers get the latest research results on some of the psychological consequences of indulging in marijuana.

#13280/0545  LIVES INTERRUPTED SERIES (13 Programs on 3 DVDs)
This 13 part series depicts what happens when lives are seriously disturbed and how people put them back together again. Through the vivid and poignant stories of people from different walks of life who experience different types of crises the series will examine how they rework their ideas about themselves and their worlds. DISC ONE contains: Prison; Sexual Abuse; Accident ; Torture. DISC TWO contains Murder of a Child; Rape; AIDS; After Suicide. DISC THREE contains Huntington's Disease; Death of a Spouse; War; Stroke; Cancer *Each program can be purchased on a separate DVD for $79.95 *Each DISC can also be purchased separately for $189.95 Grades 8 to A

#8409/0755  LIVING WITH PTSD: Lessons for Partners, Friends and Supporters
This program is invaluable to anyone caring for a PTSD sufferer. Whether the disorder results from war, child abuse, domestic violence, rape, or some other cause, viewers learn what PTSD is, why it is important to learn about this medical disorder, what they can do to help. Also explained are treatment methods, how to deal with the caregiver burden, and how PTSD affects the family and other relationships. The program features Dr. Frank Ochberg and Dr. Angelea Panos. Grades 9 to A

#14511/0697  LOST AND FOUND: Young People Talk About Depression
*CHRIS AWARD - Columbus Int'l Film/Video Festival CINE Award A powerful peer to peer video featuring eight young adults, ages 11 to 20, who discuss the sources, impact and aftermath of depression in their lives. Topics touched upon include: abuse, alcoholism, suicide, terminal illness, death, adoption and self-esteem. An excellent resource for adolescents who struggle with depression and for the caregivers who work with them.

#14526/0755  MAKING PEACE WITH CHRONIC PTSD: Marla's Story
Marla Handy has nothing to hide - anymore. She is a college teacher, a professional consultant and a happily married, resilient woman. But she was terribly mistreated as a child, sexually assaulted as a young adult, and haunted by chronic PTSD for decades. In an intimate conversation with trauma expert Frank Ochberg, MD, she explains how she manages her complex trauma and chronic PTSD symptoms.

Does depression affect adult males differently than it does their female counterparts? Do "real men" get depressed? Do they ignore it better or hide it better than women? This video examines some pretty powerful, high achieving, manly types to see how they relate to this often debilitating disorder.

#15630/2003  MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES, CHRISTIAN SOLUTIONS: Living One's Life with a Christian Perspective (4 Programs)
Faith can become an integral part of treatment for those who are struggling with overwhelming emotional and spiritual burdens. This unique series gives guidance on how to approach life's challenges, the tools needed to deal with them and how to overcome and start living a life of confidence. Each of these four 21-minute programs discusses how some people have faced their fears and conquered a broad range of debilitating conditions with the support of their faith. 1. DEPRESSION 2. STRUGGLING WITH MENTAL ILLNESS 3. ANXIETY AND PHOBIAS: Faith based Solutions 4. OVERCOMING ANXIETIES AND PHOBIAS: How to Conquer and Start Living a Life of Confidence.

#15058/0545  MENTAL HEALTH: The Basics
A person’s overall mental health can be difficult to define. How we feel and the factors influencing our emotions and moods are explored in this upbeat, animation-driven program. Viewers will be introduced to the causes and symptoms of mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety, and the many ways in which people cope with these challenges. Grades 6 to 12

#13750/0545  MENTAL HEALTH: The Individual and Society
This program examines mental health at the personal level and in a social context. It discusses key processes for recovering and maintaining mental well-being; helpful information concerning depression and drug and alcohol abuse; and the importance of diet, exercise, meditation, social interaction, and community resources and structures.

#4729/0635  MESSING WITH HEADS: Marijuana and Mental Illness
The widespread use of marijuana only started to happen four decades ago. Research into the long-term effects has revealed some disturbing mental health issues. Because the THC content of modern marijuana is so much greater than the original natural strains, those issues, including schizophrenia and paranoid psychosis, may be on the gentler end of a very steep incline. That research is explained.

#15844/1410  MILITARY AND PTSD (THE): Counseling a Couple in Crisis
More and more, veterans are surviving the wounds of combat, facing multiple deployments in combat zones, and returning home with PTSD. This video will help identify the unique issues that veterans face, particularly the challenges of returning home and adjusting to life outside of the military. Dr. Joshua Taylor, himself a veteran, explores the causes, symptoms, and treatments of PTSD.

#15386/0635  MOMENT OF CLARITY (A)
This intimate documentary offers a fresh perspective on the relationship between creativity and mental illness through the life and artwork of painter Isti Kaldor. At age 19, Kaldor experienced his first manic break while attending medical school, received a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, and began painting soon afterward. Eleven years and 13 manic episodes later - four of which occurred during the filming of this documentary - Kaldor sees painting as both creative expression and a way to communicate.

#16149/0635  MOTHER TERESA: Saint of Darkness
Recently published personal letters and notes reveal Mother Teresa's profound spiritual crisis and shake the image of the pious nun to its foundations. In this film, intimate confessions show the moral icon of the 20th century in a different light. The woman who achieved worldwide recognition for her life among the beggars and dying in the slums of Calcutta often felt lonely and empty inside. Learn about her life story, unsettling and provocative in equal measure.

#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

#14758/0635  NUMB: The Problem with Antidepressants
Discontinuing the use of antidepressants can be problematic, but many people taking these drugs choose the painful withdrawal process, and subsequent depression, over the emotional numbness the meds can cause.

#15578/0605  OF TWO MINDS: Coping with Bipolar Disorder
An award-winning documentary that explores the extraordinary lives, struggles, and successes of three individuals living with bipolar disorder. The harrowing events they undergo, the medical mazes they find themselves lost in, the discrimination they face, and the effects of social stigma merge to provide a compelling look at a generation coming out of the "bipolar closet."

#15346/0635  ONE CALM HOUR
This program introduces viewers to a group of patients at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto who benefit from participating in a weekly drum circle. Linda, Nathan, and the others speak candidly about the challenges of living with schizophrenia, and for the one hour that they bang on percussion instruments they experience a calm that is otherwise difficult to attain. The video follows as Linda goes on to form an advocacy group, Nathan is released and vows to shun drugs, and Laura looks forward to an outpatient visit with her family. In addition, the staff at CAMH - who enjoy the drumming as much as their clients do - provide a clinical overview of schizophrenia and discuss the need for supportive community housing.

#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

#13850/0430  PERSONALITY DISORDERS (4 Programs)
Examines each disorder in depth, looking at their development, prevalence, symptoms, impact and treatment. Uses dramatic vignettes and interviews with professionals and educators in the field to provide a basic understanding of these disorders and how they present challenges in the home, workplace and treatment environments. CAUSES, ASSESSMENT, AND TREATMENT Explores causal factors and influences. Explains the criteria that sets these disorders apart from other diagnoses and examines the different approaches for assessment and identification. Introduces the three basic clusters of personality disorders "A," "B" and "C," as defined in the DSM and some methods of treatment. 29 minutes PARANOID, SCHIZOID, AND SCHIZOTYPAL (Cluster "A") The "odd or eccentric" - personality disorders. 28 minutes ANTISOCIAL, BORDERLINE, HISTRIONIC, AND NARCISSIST (Cluster "B") The "dramatic, emotional, or erratic" - personality disorders. 38 minutes AVOIDANT, DEPENDENT, AND OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE (Cluster "C") The "anxious or fearful" - personality disorders. 29 minutes

PTSD can be set off by many stressors, including car accidents, sexual assault, child abuse, natural disasters and military combat. This program explains the causes of PTSD and outlines strategies for prevention and treatment. The need for social support is emphasized; exposure therapy is described in some detail. Grades 9 to A

This documentary explores recent research into the psychological and physical effects of forgiveness on individuals and within relationships under a wide variety of conditions. Includes feature stories on the Amish, the 9/11 tragedy and peace-building in Northern Ireland, interviews with renowned Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh, Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, best-selling authors Thomas Moore and Marianne Williamson and others. Also explores the role forgiveness holds in various faiths' traditions. We see in the film that there are transgressions people find themselves unwilling or unable to forgive. And through character-driven stories shows the role forgiveness can play in alleviating anger and grief and the physical, mental and spiritual benefits that come with it.

#9220/1835  PROMISE OF RECOVERY SERIES: A Psychiatric Guide for Clients and Their Families
Designed to teach professionals how to help patients and their families understand mental illness and learn how to implement a successful recovery plan. Offers an overview of psychiatric illness, therapy and recovery and examines six specific disorders and recovery programs. There are 11 Segments A-K on 2 DVDs: Part ONE: Psychiatric Illness -An Overview A. Understanding Psychiatric Illness & Recovery B. How to Use Therapy and Counseling C. The Role of Medication in Recovery D. Developing a Relapse Plan E. Psychiatric Illness and the Family Part TWO: Specific Psychiatric Disorders F. Depression G. Borderline Personality Disorder H. Bipolar Illness I. Anxiety-Panic Disorder J. Schizophrenia K. Eating Disorders *A Counselor Manual and Client Workbook included with series. Grades 9 to A

Developed from the lost discipline of Christian contemplative practice, this powerful approach incorporates current understandings of psychology, neurobiology and monastic contemplative approaches to permanently dissolve aspects of the false-self (ego). This dissolution or emptying of self opens one up to spiritual healing. This realization is the key to serenity and selfless service-sources of true happiness. PowerPoint slides are included.

#12201/0755  PTSD AND VETERANS: A Conversation with Dr. Frank Ochberg
How do we help our veterans who are returning from war with PTSD? This program provides an intimate conversation with Dr. Frank Ochberg, as he shares his experiences, seasoned insights and suggestions. Also provides excellent information for the mental health practitioner treating a variety of clients including those traumatized by abusive relationships, sexual assault, disasters, Sept 11, and violent crime.

#9472/0755  RECOVERING FROM TRAUMATIC EVENTS: The Healing Process
This video deals with the particular challenges associated with RECOVERING from traumatic experiences. It is a tool that can be used by therapists with clients as well as with clients' families and friends to move the recovery process in a positive direction by using the experiences of others to guide them. Grades 9 to A

#15032/0545  ROSENHAN'S EXPERIMENT: Being Sane in Insane Places
David Rosenhan's famous experiment in 1973, where a group of pseudopatients were admitted to psychiatric hospitals after feigning auditory hallucinations, shook the psychiatric profession to its scientific roots. What long term effects did it have on the diagnosis and treatment of the mentally ill? Has psychiatry discovered a new foundation since this hoax was perpetrated?

This CD is sensitive, friendly, and informational. It was produced for trauma survivors, their loved ones, and friends. It is a conversation with Dr. Frank Ochberg, the Founder of Gift From Within and a leading expert in the mental health field since the 1960's, and Joyce Boaz, the Executive Director. The discussion is based on questions Joyce has received from trauma survivors, families, and the Gift from Within community.

#14855/0635  SECRETS OF YOUR MIND: Why We Do What We Do (4 Programs)
Spanning several areas of focus - from emotions to nutrition to violence to the anxiety-ridden atmosphere of a hospital’s neurosurgery unit - this four-part ABC News series takes viewers into the mysterious realm of the brain. Connections between human behavior and the wiring of the human mind are explored in detail with help from experts in psychology and neuroscience, while numerous case studies and a wealth of visually compelling imagery make complex topics clear and meaningful. There are four 38 to 40-minute programs in the series. Detailed descriptions of each program are available. THE BRAIN AND VIOLENCE HEALING THE BRAIN THE BRAIN AND FOOD THE BRAIN AND LOVE

#9695/0290  SELF-INJURY SERIES (2 Programs) DVD
A two-part series aimed at mental health professionals. A client’s self mutilating behavior can be extremely challenging for the therapist. These programs discuss the range of traumatic causes of self mutilation, and the forms that it takes, as well as interventions that can provide more adaptive responses. Child abuse survivors describe their experiences of self mutilation, and their steps toward recovery. Part I: GENESIS, FORMS & FUNCTIONS 46 minutes Part II: CLINICAL ISSUES & INTERVENTIONS 42 minutes *See #9117- a condensed version for clients is also available

#13362/0405  SHOULD I LIVE? SHOULD I DIE? Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline personality disorder is a condition affecting emotion regulation. This program opens a window of understanding into the excruciating reality of life with BPD by examining the experiences of Rachael and Maria. Two women, two outcomes, and one question repeatedly faced: should I live, should I die?Grades 9 to A

#11027/1345  SPIRIT OF RECOVERY (The)
Three mental health professionals, representing three different viewpoints, speak from the heart about recovery from serious mental illness. In an engaging conversation, Dr. Ed Knight, Sheila Le Gacy, and Dr. Nancy Kehoe share their personal and professional experiences about recovery and its many challenges. Grades 9 to A

#16042/2003  STRUGGLING WITH MENTAL ILLNESS (Mental Health Issues/Christian Solutions)
Millions of people struggle with mental illness and against the stigma brought upon them. For the great majority of families watching their loved ones suffer and often suffering themselves, the struggle can be endless. Mental illness can take many forms and is often difficult for family and friends to understand. Faith has become an integral part of treatment for those who are struggling with overwhelming emotional and spiritual burdens. It is through their Christian faith that many have learned that they can still live happy and fulfilling lives.

#13304/1725  THIS EMOTIONAL LIFE (3 DVDs in one case)
Ordinary people and famous celebrities share a basic human problem - how to handle one's emotions, relationships, and negative experiences. Yet why are some more successful than others? Best-selling author and Harvard professor Daniel Gilbert weaves together accounts of ordinary individuals and celebrities including Chevy Chase, John McEnroe, Alanis Morissette, and Richard Gere. Topics examined in the series include the importance of early attachment, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, grief, and other challenges. FAMILY, FRIENDS AND LOVERS FACING OUR FEARS RETHINKING HAPPINESS 360 minutes on 3 discs Grades 9 to A

#14494/1333  TO FORGIVE DIVINE
This documentary is an examination of the concept of forgiveness from the perspective of several world religions, secular thinkers and intimate personal stories. These stories, interwoven with rituals of Judaism's Yom Kippur and the Christian Sacrament of Reconciliation, demonstrate forgiveness in a variety of human situations and provide us with some of the guideposts to understanding the concept of forgiveness.

#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.

#6954/1835  WHY ARE YOU SO ANGRY?!
Explores both the cause and effect of anger, from its roots to the final stage...dealing with the aftermath. Reveals important roles hereditary, cultural and environmental influences play in the development of a particular style of dealing with anger...expression or repression.

#10884/0635  WINNING THE MIND GAME: Triumphing Over Mental Illness
Seeing any light at the end of the tunnel can be one of the greatest challenges facing people suffering from mental illness. Is there actually a 'life after'? Viewers get encouraging documentary evidence from four people who have persevered against a variety of disorders and discover hope and promise in their struggles.


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