Friday, February 25, 2011

A Must See: It's Kind of a Funny Story

Yesterday I took a break and watched a movie that I would recommend : It's kind of a Funny Story. It's a story that took courage to write and produce. The movie gives a look at a week in an adult psychiatric ward of a hospital, albeit watered down for Hollywood. I believe they nailed the tough balance on this one - an uplifting story about not the most upbeat issue. If the karaoke scene doesn't have your eyes welling up then you may not have a soul. I'm just saying.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older, one in four adults, suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year. It makes you wonder how many life experiences we are away from those who may be considered chronically mentally ill.

Ever drive by the homeless man who screams at cars on the corner of South Lamar and Barton Springs? Ever find yourself screaming at cars - behind your own steering wheel?

What is the real difference when you take an honest look?

I would argue that the difference could be, in many, a series of very difficult things that happen to us as we get older.Take some time this week and take care of your mind.

Watch this movie too - at the very least to educate yourself somewhat on an important population. A population that you may be a little closer to than you think.

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