Living with bipolar disorder: the human face

3/7/2013 12:00:00 AM

of-two-mindsThe lack of understanding about and stigma associated with bipolar disorder impose additional burdens on the more than five million Americans coping with the disorder.By exploring the extraordinary lives, struggles and successes of four individuals with bipolar disorder,the award-winning documentary Of Two Minds offers compelling insights into a generation coming out of the “bipolar closet.” 

In its exclusive Massachusetts showing, Of Two Minds will be screened at UMass Medical School on Wednesday, March 13, followed by a discussion with filmmaker Lisa Klein. Joining Klein for the panel discussion will be Alan Brown, MD, clinical professor of psychiatry, and three individuals who have personal experience with bipolar disorder.

Part of the Department of Psychiatry’s Be Mentally Well lecture series, the program is co-sponsored by the SHINE Initiative, the DBSA (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance) of Worcester, NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) Central Massachusetts and the Genesis Club.

Free and open to the public, the film screening and discussion will take place in Amphitheatre 1 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. E-mail PsychiatryCommunications@umassmed.edu or call 508-856-8507 for more details and to register.

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