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From the Fanlight Collection
Good Days, Bad Days
Directed by Anna Ledbetter, Gary Ledbetter, & Krista Ledbetter
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This intimate documentary profiles several individuals who love and support someone who is struggling with mental illness, examining the profound impact that these disorders can have on other family members. A devoted mother supports her daughter, who has bipolar disorder, and talks about ways that we can all help our relatives. A husband whose wife is also bipolar describes how she had to abandon her career as a psychiatrist, and the struggles they have both had in coping with the life changes they have had to make. A couple who both struggle with schizophrenia and depression, and have learned over time how to support each other, show how they combat the isolation that often accompanies mental illness. This sensitive film not only captures the heroic tolerance and acceptance these family members display, but outlines various techniques that may help people who are trying their very best to assist their loved ones in coping with severe psychiatric conditions.

"Very well done - powerful...these personal stories make assisting a family member dealing with mental illness so supportive." —Comments from: Mood and Anxiety Conference, Queens University, Ontario

  

22 minutes / color
Closed Captioned
Release: 2007
Copyright: 2007
Sale: $195

Subject areas:
Closed Captioned, Depression & Manic Depression, Brain Disorders, Fanlight Collection, Mental Illness, Psychology, Psychiatry, Social Work

Related Titles:
Four Lives: Four people with bipolar disorder, along with their families and psychiatrists, share their struggles to achieve control over the illness and their lives.

Drawing From Life: A half-hour film that goes inside a group therapy workshop for people who have attempted suicide more than once.

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