Discuss how this portrayal influences society’s view of psychiatric and mental illnesses.

Module 8: Movie Essay
Assignment:
Choose
one of the following movies that deals significantly with a psychiatric or
mental illness:
·
A Beautiful Mind,
·
Touched with Fire,
·
Girl Interrupted,
·
The Soloist,
·
Silver Linings Playbook,
·
Side Effects,
·
The Joker,
·
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975),
·
Rain Man (1988),
·
It’s Kind of A Funny Story (2010),
·
The Perks of Being A Wallflower (2012),
·
Brain on Fire
After
viewing the movie, write a 1,000-1,200-word essay. There needs to be a heading
for the following:
1. Describe the mental illness or illnesses that
were portrayed.
2. Was the illness appropriate based on signs and
symptoms of the condition.
3. Discuss how this portrayal influences society’s
view of psychiatric and mental illnesses. Use scenes from the movie to support
your statements.
Summarize the movie including what mental illnesses are
portrayed by the actors.
Were the illness or illnesses portrayed accurately? Why
and/or why not? Discuss scenes in the movie that support your answer.
How does the movie influence society’s view of mental
illness?

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