Sunday, May 31, 2020

Announcement: "Mental Health Mini Film Festival"

Mental Health Mini Film Festival
May 31-June 8
Blue Orchid Cabana Classroom, Virtual Ability island

We will view each film together, commenting throughout in text chat. Then we will discuss when we are all done viewing. Each film is Closed Captioned.
This is the final activity for Virtual Ability's 2020 Mental Health Un-Conference.

Sunday, May 31, 7am SLT
"Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated" is a personal look at the star's life including her experience with an eating disorder, bipolar disorder, and addiction.

Monday, June 1, 2pm SLT
"Bedlam: The history of Bethlem Hospital" documents the infamous psychiatric facility through archaeology and the research of psychiatric historians.

Thursday, June 4, noon SLT
"Overpill" examines the effects of Big Pharma and its interests in treating (but not curing) mental illness.

Monday, June 8, 11:30am SLT
"A Brilliant Madness: John Nash" follows the life of this exceptional mathematician who won the Nobel Prize in Economics for his work despite having severe mental illness. You may recall his story from the movie "A Beautiful Mind."

Please join us to view and discuss these fascinating documentaries and learn more about mental illness.

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