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|The Mental Health System
|CLINICAL SUMMARY: THAT’S CRAZY is the story of Eric and two others who are on the frontlines of a revolution in mental health. They are part of a new phenomenon – a growing number of people who say we need to rethink mental illness. The critics are the patients.
|STATUS: Eric, a genetics major, and his father, a doctor living in Madison, Wisconsin never thought they would challenge the mental health system. But when Eric, diagnosed as schizophrenic, decided to refuse his medications because they made him feel worse, the county issued a set of court orders that allowed police to pick him up and take him to a local hospital to be force medicated. Eric’s decision to refuse involuntary treatment with the help of his family and mental health activists triggers a series of personal, medical and legal battles that are captured with Iphones, Flip and Hi Def cameras by everybody involved as the events take place in real time.|
|• PRODUCER/DIRECTOR: Lise Zumwalt
• PRODUCTION NOTES: In Production