CRISIS IN CONTROL: A Living Will For Mental Health


$16.95 – HOME USE
$29.95 – COMMUNITY USE (Community Groups, Not-For Profits, Public Libraries, Middle and High Schools)
$39.95 – INSTITUTION USE (Colleges, Universities, Hospitals, For-Profit Organizations)

COMMUNITY AND INSTITUTION USE both come with licenses for unlimited public screenings, including fundraisers. They both come with our Crisis in Control Discussion Guide.

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Product Description

Total running time-12 minutes. c. 2010

In this film about a dad, a disease, and a document, filmmaker Ruston struggles to understand psychiatric advance directives; forms which allow a person to indicate treatment choices and surrogate decision makers in anticipation of a mental crisis. Will this relatively new tool help her father, living with schizophrenia; get the psychiatric treatment he wants during a mental crisis? Her father is dubious, but Ruston meets with others living with severe mental illness for whom the directive was useful.

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Weight 4.5 oz
Dimensions 7.5 x 5.5 x .5 in
Film Use

$16.95: Home use, $29.95: Community Use, $39.95: Institution Use

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