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Documentary and Non-Fiction Films
A Cry for Help: How to Help a Friend Who Is Depressed or Suicidal
Most suicidal young people don't really want to die; they just want their pain to end. Teen suicide is often preventable if people know the signs to look for and the steps to take when they suspect a friend is suicidal. A Cry for Help teaches young people to recognize the warning signs and to take specific actions to help a friend.
Depression: Out of the Shadows
Many Americans are keeping an important, possibly deadly secret: depression. Approximately 15 million American adults live with this devastating disease which affects all age, race, gender, and socioeconomic groups. Through the voices and stories of people living with depression and interviews with scientists, Depression: Out of the Shadows provides a portrait of the disease never before seen on American television.
Emotional Intelligence with Daniel Goleman
Acclaimed clinical psychologist Dr. Daniel Goleman introduces his ground-breaking discoveries about the emotional mind. Based on his best-selling book, Emotional Intelligence, the program focuses on emotion as another measure of intelligence, redefining what it means to be "smart." "EQ" is Goleman's shorthand for emotional intelligence. According to Goleman's research, people who are emotionally intelligent tend to have more success in their lives as parents and partners, and in their chosen field of employment, because they understand and master the five basic emotional competencies: self-awareness, managing emotions, motivation, empathy and social skills.
Men Get Depression
Men Get Depression is a one-hour documentary that explores the corrosive effect of depression on the self, relationships and careers through the intimate profiles of real men, including a former NFL Quarterback, a Fortune 100 CEO, an Iraq War veteran and others. It features revealing scenes of psychotherapy, interviews with therapists, and offers commentary by leading medical authorities on the causes, symptoms and treatments of depression.
Mindfulness Meditations for Anxiety: Seven Practices to Reduce Stress
''Mindfulness Meditations for Anxiety'' with Ira Israel is a unique wellness DVD designed to help raise consciousness and cultivate peace of mind. Ira Israel is a Psychotherapist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Yoga Therapist, and Registered Yoga Teacher 500. He has Master of Arts degrees in Psychology, Buddhism and Hinduism, and Philosophy.
This year, hundreds of thousands of prisoners with serious mental illnesses will be released into communities across America. Typically, mentally ill offenders leave prison with a bus ticket, $75 and two weeks' worth of medication. Within 18 months, nearly two-thirds are re-arrested. In this follow-up to the groundbreaking film "The New Asylums," FRONTLINE examines what happens to the mentally ill when they leave prison, and why they return at such alarming rates. The intimate stories of the released along with interviews with parole officers, social workers and psychiatrists provide a rare look at the lives of the mentally ill as they struggle to stay out of prison and reintegrate into society.
Shadow Voices: Finding Hope in Mental Illness
Here is an inside look at what it is like to live with a mental illness and how individuals and their families find their way through medical, governmental, societal and spiritual issues to hope. Ten people with mental illness tell their stories, and many experts and advocates in the field add helpful perspectives. Bonus material includes more personal stories and historical background, help for churches in relating to mental illness, support of family members, self-care, and more.