Sunday, November 20, 2011

When Medicine Got it Wrong




Thanks to my new twitter account, I came across Katie Cadigan’s tweet about her documentary When Medicine Got it Wrong. This film is about a group of ordinary parents in 1974 that publicly refused to accept blame for causing their children to have schizophrenia. It was the first of its kind, coming out of an era where mental illness in children wasn’t accepted. This group of parents came together to fight for their children and brought advances in understanding, treatment and brain research.

It’s pretty amazing what a few parents can do. This gives me hope for our future, maybe we too can make a positive change!

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Where to view the documentary:
http://www.der.org/films/when-medicine-got-it-wrong.html

The Official website:
http://www.whenmedicine.org/MedW/Home.html

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