Imagining Schizophrenia - Kristin Bell's Video Blog

December 12, 2007

Imagining Schizophrenia

I found this interesting and thought-provoking video called "It Self" on YouTube. It is not a literal statement in any way, but is very expressive and relays some of what it feels like to have schizophrenia (in my opinion). Be warned that this may be unsettling to some people as it is a bit odd and experimental. If you are easily triggered by scary things, you might not want to watch.

While I am trying to bring you mostly positive videos in my video blogs, I think it is also helpful to show cinematic representations of schizophrenia that echo some of what it is actually like to have the disease--the uneasiness, the disruption in thought, the frightening aspects that we know all too well.

So much of what is represented by the media and the larger cinematic community is just plain wrong and disrespectful of people who have the disorder, I think it is imperative that we, especially those who have gone through the experiences of the disorder, provide alternative media to try and show what the disease is actually like.

I hope you enjoy this little film that I found. I thought it was very interesting and very well done. Let me know what you think! You can also email me at .

For other media depicting schizophrenia, check out the following link:
The Media and Schizophrenia

Written By Kristin Bell

December 12, 2007

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