Movie assignment D5

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Discussion # 5 

Our book (Cox, Tice & Long, 2019)  reminds us of the roles social workers play in working toward eradicating the stigma around mental health: “People with mental illness are one of the vulnerable and oppressed populations….helping to identify personal attitudes and stereotypes about mental illness and understanding stigma is critical” (pg. 179).

Let’s connect our reading and take a deeper look; select ANY film (movie, television show, documentary, etc.) that follows a main character/person diagnosed with a mental health condition. Answer the following:

Film: 

Character/Person diagnosed: 

Diagnosis: 

We see a variety of intersect with mental health clients. Does your character/person have co-occurring disorders (Use pg. 180 to help support your answer). *Co-occurring disorders add to the stigma. 

What, if any, services were offered to the character/person and/or their family? 

What are your thoughts on the characters/person quality of life? What would you do to help make a positive difference in their live? (use Exhibit 9.3 (p. 175) to help support your answer). Elaborate.


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