I’d heard about this documentary when if was aired on British TV. Marian found it on youtube in it’s entirety and put it on her site. I direct you to read her commentary on this film, as I’m too beat to make any and Marian always has lovely things to say. I will certainly join in on comments if y’all choose to watch it. It’s worthy of many comments.
Oh, it’s about a woman who has a psychosis and her therapist works through it without meds. The woman happens to be a medical student/doctor in a teaching hospital.
It’s a damn good film and very provocative. I hope it can start a discussion. (I’ve updated this post and now the whole film is here on youtube)
And for those of you who remained alarmed that she here still hears voices there are studies that have been done that establish that “normal” people hear voices. It’s simply another variety of human experience that need not be pathologized. From Softpedia:
“We know that many members of the general population hear voices but have never felt the need to access mental health services. Some experts even claim that more people hear voices and don’t seek psychiatric help than those who do,” noted researcher Aylish Campbell who was involved in the study. She also added: “It doesn’t seem to be hearing voices in itself that causes the problem. What seems to be more important is how people go on to interpret the voices.”
More from MSNBC—an article that reports some people “enjoy” their voices.
It never strikes them that there is a problem and so there isn’t! The phenomena impedes nothing at all.
For more information and commentary on voice hearing see: a collection of posts that look at voice hearing and how to cope with them and grow and heal with them too.