Monthly Discussion Meetings
Serious Mental Illness Awareness Books
Serious Mental Illnesses impact families, communities, and all of us.
This month’s theme follows the back-to-school theme. We are offering you an annotated bibliography for your reading/listeing pleasure.
Reading & Podcast Selections
We have reviewed several lists and offer them here for your review!
Sarah Mupo’s (7/5/23) comprehensive list in STAT, “The 27 best books and podcasts on health and science to check out this summer.” is well worth exploring. Books & Podcasts
Lyra’s 2023 State of Workforce Mental Health.
Interesting blog piece by twisted sister, Kristi, about how she is learning and managing her smi. “This is our life, this is our song.”
Schizophrenia: Three Moms in the Trenches podcast
Save it. Savor it. Share it. Enjoy it.
Perception: FBI Agent Kate Moretti recruits her former neuroscience professor to help out on a case involving the death of a pharmaceutical executive, but Daniel’s hallucinations threaten to derail the case. 3 seasons.
Crazy ex-Girlfriend : A mental health diagnosis for Rebecca doesn’t come into the picture until season three, but even through the hilarious comedic overtones, evidence of her borderline personality disorder shines through. This show is a laugh-out-loud musical comedy, but don’t let it fool you—the discussion of mental health runs deep, even if it’s not blatant.
The Mind Explained: This five-episode, Netflix original mini-series discusses memory, dreams, anxiety, mindfulness, and psychedelics. Though not each episode discusses mental illness, they do plunge into the brain and how the mind works. The Mind Explained is narrated by Emma Stone.
Lady Dynamite: “There have been few shows to discuss mental illness and disorders, but back in 2017 Netflix’s Lady Dynamite stepped up to change that pattern. In a conversation with Matt Wilstein of Daily Beast, the show’s star and subject, Maria Bamford, says that what made mental illness more difficult for her was “that she didn’t know anyone else going through the same thing.”
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