Global Health Film

Hidden Pictures

September 8, 2015
12:00 PM
109 Parran Hall
Hidden Pictures highlights the alarming plight of many of the 450 million people globally whose mental health issues go ignored or improperly treated. By sharing narratives from India, South Africa, China, France, and the United States, the film explores how cultural mores shape treatment and can conflict with more effective therapies. In countries where 80 percent of people with mental illnesses remain untreated, families must cope alone. Other nations prescribe involuntary hospitalization with no right to appeal.
Managing the issues of bipolar illness, depression, schizophrenia, and anxiety remains starkly different across cultural and familial lines. Hidden Pictures brings to light the silence surrounding mental illness as it addresses the fundamental question, who will provide help?