New documentary sparks global conversation about mental illness

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by New Day Producers

KING5.com

Posted on July 3, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Updated Friday, Jul 4 at 3:12 AM

A new documentary takes an unfiltered look at how mental illness is recognized and treated here in the US and among indigenous cultures in other parts of the world, in an attempt to further destigmatize how we approach mental health issues.

"CrazyWise" brings together the stories of a young Northwest man struggling with bipolar disorder, with others who've experience similiar symptoms, yet are often revered as enlightened beings, healers and shamans elsewhere in the world. The film also includes conversations with a number of mental health professionals who come from various treatment approaches.

Documentary filmmaker and photographer Phil Borges, who's co-directing "CrazyWise," joined host Margaret Larson to share the inspiration behind the film, as well as the many layers of which the documentary is comprised.

To watch an extended trailer for "CrazyWise," as well as extended interviews with some of the mental health professionals interviewed for the film, please click here.

Connect with the "CrazyWise" production crew on Facebook: CrazyWise - The Documentary, and on Twitter: @CrazyWiseFilm

Connect with Phil Borges on Facebook: Phil Borges Productions, and on Twitter: @Phil_Borges

 

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