Psychology Archive

Suicide: A Documentary Film

Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one’s own death. Suicide is often committed out of despair, the cause of which is frequently attributed to a mental disorder such as depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, alcoholism, or drug abuse. Stress factors such

A Boy’s Life

A Boy’s Life is a very rare documentary that aired back in 2003. It is not currently available in any retail format and until now has been near impossible to find in its entirety anywhere at all, not even in the Amazon’s DVDs documentary store. The

Shades of Gray

This is a rare documentary film that has been neglected but nonetheless worth watching: on the subject of shell shock. Shades of Gray (1940s) – This is a dramatized documentary on the subject of being shell-shocked and is geared towards psychologists but the general

Border

Border is a compassionate film on Borderline Personality Disorder and (and the hopeful possibility of RECOVERING from BPD) is the creative and passionate vision of producer/director Dr. Tamra Sattler. It features the following women who have all overcome and recovered from or are in

Holding the Sun

Holding the Sun is the story of a Canadian family’s desperate attempt, over a two-year period, to save their son from schizophrenia. The story took an even more tragic turn when Aaron Millar killed his mother Ruth with a ceremonial sword that had been

Children of Darkness

Children of Darkness is an Oscar nominated 1983 documentary film produced and written by Richard Kotuk and Ara Chekmayan. It explored the topic of juvenile psychiatry – an acute lack of mental health care in America for seriously emotionally disturbed youth. Many children in

Too Ugly For Love

One in a hundred people is effected by the body dysmorphic disorder, BDD. People with this serious condition believe they are grotesquely ugly and become obsessed with their look. Most of the time they don´t want to leave the house and have suicidal thoughts.