Exposing barriers to care for persons living with untreated neurological brain disorders
and the vital role of family caregivers.
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“The faces and voices and thoughts of the people you’ve chosen for testimonies in Piece of Mind tear at the heart, yet offer insights unavailable to most people.”
Ron Powers , Pulitzer Prize winning critic, Emmy Award-winning TV commentator, and author or coauthor of fifteen books including No One Cares About Crazy People
The documentary-in-progress Piece of Mind explores the hushed public health crisis of untreated neurological brain illness mirrored in three viewpoints — a mother and two sisters besieged by cognitive and systemic barriers to care for their loved ones, and a man living with bipolar disorder. The film weaves the pursuit of normalcy and comprehensive care, and both good and bad encounters with law enforcement asking — What are humane solutions to treatment before tragedy? This timely film by Emmy-nominated director, Sheila Ganz, has a sister living with schizophrenia and felt this story was “staring me in the face.”
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