Monday, May 12, 2014

" Out of Mind, Out of Sight "

Today I heard about the winner of the Best Canadian Feature Documentary Award for the documentary film, by renowned Emmy award-winning filmmaker, John Kastner . Out of Sight ,Out of Mind is a riveting documentary that addresses the myriad of problems facing our psychiatric institutions, the lack of understanding and stigma surrounding the mentally ill, and the reasons for this fear and misunderstanding.

 My late husband lost his battle with paranoid schizophrenia and died in 1980 at 26 years of age. I understand on a very personal level the stigma and misunderstanding, that exists regarding mental illness. This film is a very important documentary to watch, especially if you have never been touched by mental illness in some way.

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