Crazywise Film Screening

We look forward to welcoming you to the ISPS International Conference in Liverpool. We are excited to let you know about an additional free event on Saturday 2nd September 6-8pm at The University of Liverpool, Central Teaching Hub.

You will need to sign up for this event in advance of coming to the conference. It will be open to the general public and may have limited availability.

The film we are screening is Crazywise.This fascinating film explores the traditional wisdom of indigenous cultures that often contradicts modern views about a mental health crisis. Is it a ‘calling’ to grow or just a ‘broken brain’?

During a quarter-century documenting indigenous cultures, human-rights photographer and filmmaker Phil Borges often saw these cultures identify “psychotic” symptoms as an indicator of shamanic potential. He was intrigued by how differently psychosis is defined and treated in the West.

Through interviews with prominent figures including Gabor Mate, MD, Robert Whitaker, and Roshi Joan Halifax, PhD, Phil explores the growing severity of the mental health crisis in America dominated by biomedical psychiatry. He discovers a growing movement of professionals and psychiatric survivors who demand alternative treatments that focus on recovery, nurturing social connections, and finding meaning.

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