Summer films offer nuanced portrayals of mental illness

http://www.ctvnews.ca/ Sandy Cohen, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The 1941 film “The Wolf Man” presents Larry Talbot’s transformation from man to wolf as a form of schizophrenia. So little was known about mental illnesses then, the explanation may have seemed plausible. Hollywood has come a long way since portraying someone with mental illness as READ MORE

Five movies that take a heartfelt look at mental health

http://saskatoon.ctvnews.ca/ Craig Silliphant “The Movie Geek”, CTV Saskatoon Hollywood tends to make a lot of movies about mental illness and actors often relish these roles.  However, many of these films use mental illness as an opportunity for exploitive drama or Oscar bait performances, rather than really giving viewers a window of empathy to those battling READ MORE