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Mental Patients' Association ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB524224
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Shelah Reljic, Peter Jones, John Taylor
Directors:  Richard Patton
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Documentary, Learning Disabilities, People With Disabilities, Psychology, Social Issues, Social Studies
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1977
Running Time:  28m 40s


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One of eight Canadians will at some time in their lives be admitted to a mental institution. This film shows how former mental patients and their friends formed the Vancouver Mental Patients' Association, a unique, democratically organized self-help group, to assist people during the critical post-release period. Members' comments afford some insight into what has been called the 'mental health industry.'

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