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ICI is providing these resources to help facilitate critical education and discussion about a variety of topics and issues related to all things “mental health”. Inclusion in this list does not necessarily imply endorsement by ICI. Some of these resources are closely aligned with our mission, vision, and values. Others may use terms or ideas, promote values or beliefs, or engage in activities that are not fully in sync with what we believe in, strive towards, or envision as an organization; however, we’ve included them here because, in our estimation, they still contribute constructively to some aspects of our overall mission.
"Healing Homes, a feature-length documentary film directed by Daniel Mackler, chronicles the work of the Family Care Foundation in Gothenburg, Sweden — a program which, in this era of multi-drug cocktails and psychiatric diagnoses-for-life, helps people recover from psychosis without medication."
"Open Dialogue weaves together interviews with psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, and journalists to create both a powerful vision of medication-free recovery and a hard-hitting critique of traditional psychiatry."
This co-produced project from psychologists and survivors in the UK argues for a non-medical, narrative-based approach to distress, and can be used to construct different and more empowering stories of recovery.
"Take These Broken Wings, a feature-length documentary film by director and former psychotherapist Daniel Mackler, shows that people can recover fully from schizophrenia without psychiatric medication. "