Category Archives: Psychology

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 as financial difficulties or troubles with interpersonal relationships often play a role. Efforts to prevent suicide include limiting access to firearms, treating mental illness and drug misuse, and improving economic development. Although crisis hotlines are common there is little evidence for their effectiveness.

The most commonly used method of suicide varies by country and is partly related to availability. Common methods include: hanging, pesticide poisoning, and firearms. Around 800,000 to a million people die by suicide every year, making it the 10th leading cause of death worldwide.[2][4] Rates are higher in men than in women, with males three to four times more likely to kill themselves than females.[5] There are an estimated 10 to 20 million non-fatal attempted suicides every year.[6] Attempts are more common in young people and females.

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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 video is a digitized copy of an original VHS tape from and old collection that was recorded when it first aired.

The film “follows a Mississippi family’s attempts to deal with an increasingly violent and erratic child.”  The uploader has done his best to improve the audio quality because the VHS was wearing, but indeed, it is still spotty at points.

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Extraordinary People: The Man with the Highest IQ

Richard G. “Rick” Rosner (born May 2, 1960) is an American television writer and media figure known for his high intelligence test scores and his unusual career. There are reports that he has achieved some of the highest scores ever recorded on IQ tests designed to measure exceptional intelligence. He has become known for taking part in activities not usually associated with geniuses. Rosner claims that he has worked as a stripper, roller-skating waiter, bouncer, and nude model.

He has appeared in numerous documentaries and profiles about his activities and views. He has also appeared in both a Domino’s Pizza commercial as well as one for Burger King and sued the quiz show Who Wants to be a Millionaire over an allegedly flawed question he missed as a contestant in 2000. He writes and produces for quiz shows and for several programs produced by Jimmy Kimmel, including The Man Show, Crank Yankers, and Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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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 public with an high interesting in the field of psychiatry and psychology.

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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 the process of recovering from this devastating mental illness Borderline Personality Disorder.

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