Documentary Films

Here are a list of documentary films relevant to the alternative mental health movement:

That Vitamin Movie Vitamin expert Andrew Saul discusses how to use vitamins and nutrients to help achieve health and wellness naturally.

The Psychedelic Pioneers tells the story of three psychiatrists who later started the orthomolecular movement, as they use psychedelics to treat a variety of mental conditions, including schizophrenia and alcoholism.

Crazywise Explores the mental health crisis in America dominated by biomedical psychiatry and follows psychiatric survivors seeking alternative treatments that focus on recovery, nurturing social connections, and finding meaning.

Prescription Thugs Welcome to the United States of Addiction- A look at the dangers of prescription drugs in the United Sates and how doctors and drug companies are profiting from disease management and symptom maintenance.

Suicide: The Ripple Effect A documentary by suicide attempt survivor Kevin Hines, who survived jumping off the Golden Gate bridge and is now a motivational speaker.

Can The story of Can Truong, a Vietnam war refugee in the 1970’s and aspiring medical doctor who was diagnosed with depression and bipolar disorder. After years of unsuccessfully trying conventional medical treatments for his mental illnesses, he seeksout alternative methods for recovery.

Death by Medicine follows a woman struggling through withdraw a year after discontinuing psychiatric medications.

Medicating Me a short documentary about psychiatric medication. It seeks to cut through the mainstream debate of whether it works or not, and delve into the grey between that black and white discussion. Looking at medication as an idea – as a construct. What is the power of medication, beyond the biological?

Bellevue: Inside Out is a fascinating behind-the- scenes look at the most renowned psychiatric ward in the United States. Filmed at Bellevue Hospital in New York City.

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