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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

#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.

#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.

#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.

#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.

#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

#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.

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.

#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.

#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.


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