Psychology


New! Episode One: The Storm (Ken Burns Presents Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness) 116 min.

"The Storm," the first two-hour episode of Hiding in Plain Sight, focuses on more than twenty young people who provide an intimate look at what it’s like to experience the symptoms of mental illness, from depression to addiction to suicide ideation. The film includes insights from families, providers, and advocates and explores the impact of childhood trauma, stigma, and social media.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2022

New! Episode Two: Resilience (Ken Burns Presents Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness) 113 min.

In "Resilience," the second episode of Hiding in Plain Sight, our “heroes” speak about finding help and inpatient and/or outpatient treatment. It also explores the criminalization of mental illness, tragedy of youth suicide, and “double stigma” that occurs when mental illness is combined with racial or gender discrimination. Throughout, the interviewees demonstrate the power of resiliency and hope...

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New! Ken Burns Presents Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness 240 min.

"Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness" is a two-part, four-hour documentary that explores America’s mental health crisis through the eyes of more than twenty young people, their providers, advocates, family, and friends. The interviewees speak courageously about their challenges, difficulty finding treatment, and encounters with stigma—making their experiences more relatable for all of us.

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New! The Day Stockholm Became a Syndrome 54 min.

On August 23, 1973 a bank robbery at the Kreditbank in Stockholm went badly wrong. It turned into a hostage situation that lasted six days, and gave its name to a phenomenon. Stockholm Syndrome is a way of describing the emotional bonds which some people can form with a captor or abuser. And it all started in that bank in Stockholm. During the siege, despite being held against their will in...

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New! Zebras: Gifted People 66 min.

“Gifted people are like zebras, wonderful and indomitable animals,” said psychologist Jeanne Siaud-Facchin. Psychologists define intelligence as a general mental ability for reasoning and solving problems that integrates a range of specific mental abilities. It can be seen as the mental glue that binds together all these abilities. But what’s it really like being very intelligent? Having these...

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New! Decolonizing Mental Health 30 min.

Decolonizing Mental Health dismantles the racism that underscores the mental healthcare industry. By focusing its gaze on the transformative work of therapists and individuals of color, it calls for a redressal of the ways in which we define psychiatric illness and health.

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New! Facing Suicide 85 min.

Facing Suicide combines the poignant personal stories of people impacted by suicide with profiles of scientists at the forefront of research to reveal new insights into one of America’s most pressing mental health crises. Shining a light on this difficult topic can destigmatize suicide while revealing that there is help as well as hope for those at risk and their loved ones.

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Horizon: Fergal Keane: Living with PTSD 52 min.

A personal and deeply moving investigation into the causes and impact of PTSD. A lifetime of being surrounded by conflict and brutality has left war reporter Fergal Keane suffering from extreme fear and anxiety – typical symptoms of PTSD. In this emotional film, Fergal seeks to understand his condition and how it affects others. Survivors share their personal stories. Therapists and scientists...

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The English-Romanian Adoptees Project: Re-Thinking the Relationship Between Deprivation and Development 12 min.

The English-Romanian Adoptees Project was the first study to follow a cohort of children who had suffered periods of institutional deprivation through into adult life. To their surprise, researchers found that problems experienced by many of the Romanian adoptees were neurodevelopmental, suggesting that deprivation had affected brain development. The film, with guidance from lead researcher Profes...

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Making Friends with Research Methods 11 min.

Understanding research methods isn’t easy for many students and a lot of them also find it boring. This film uses different techniques to make research methods more interesting, accessible and easier to understand. It looks at three key questions: Why do students have to study research methods? What are research methods? And how are they evaluated?

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2022