Tremors in the System
Our 23-minute film, “Tremors in the System: the help you want or the help you get“, which we made in collaboration with mental health advocate and psychiatric survivor Marj Berthold, is about her experiences in the mental health system. Ronald Bassman says about the film: “Tremors in the System does what excellent films do best – it helps us understand by inspiring us to feel the struggles and the emotions that are portrayed on screen. The viewer is exposed to the frustrations of being a person living with an extensive psychiatric history who is unable to attain credibility despite all her attempts to communicate her very genuine concerns. I recommend this documentary to stimulate discussion for schools and community groups interested in gaining more understanding of mental illness” Ronald Bassman, Ph.D., author of A Fight to Be: A Psychologist’s Experience from Both Sides of the Locked Door.
We are currently developing a feature documentary about the mental health system and issues around forced treatment.