Well, the Suicide and Mental Illness Awareness Theme Read hosted here at Resistance is Futile is coming upon me really quickly, and I still haven't written a post with suggestions. So I decided I would throw in some links for you to check out. :)
Popular Mental Illness books (Goodreads list) - Several of the books on this list I have already read or are on my TBR mountain.
11 of the most Realistic Portrayals of Mental Illness in Novels - This is a pretty interesting article with some good suggestions. And don't miss the embedded list of 20 Greatest Memoirs of Mental Illness.
Mental Illness in Fiction (Wikipedia) - This interesting list includes some much older books as well as some unexpected inclusions (LOTR? - Ok, yeah, I guess Golem was mentally ill, but...it DOES make kind of a fun list, though. And you can feel free to be )
Contemporary YA books featuring mental illness - What is a list of books without YA these days? ;)
NAMI Blog: The Top 10 Movies about Mental Illness - This is a really good list (should be, coming from NAMI). I've seen 6 of them. :)
10 Gripping Films about Mental Illness - This list seems pretty good, as well.
10 Best Portrayals of Mental Illness in Modern Movies - This list, I suspect, is more about the acting than about psychology. From I totally agree with the assessment of great acting on this list!
This week in Futile Resistance World...
My friend and I watched another two storyarcs of the William Hartnell years for Doctor Who. We've made it a good way through Hartnell's years, and we have decided to move ON to the second doctor. :) YAY!
This week I volunteered 20 hours at the text center
I watched Elysium - which turned out to be a rather philosophical movie with liberal leanings. The whole, everybody-deserves-to-have-medical-care lean. ;) I found the movie rather sad because the problems portrayed were SO easily translated to problems we're seeing in today's world. I know that's the point of dystopias. But it still made me sad that we should have to question whether a human being deserves to be denied medical treatment just because he was born in the wrong part of the world. :(
I watched this movie with my nephew. I didn't think it was fantastic, but my nephew LOVED it. :) Then again, I'm not a purist, so I'm not particularly concerned about the differences between the original movies and this movie...I just found the humor sort of stupid and the turtles were really ugly to look at. So. Meh.
Other posts on Resistance is Futile...
My blog has been really slow lately, but here's a little something if you're following my "epic poem" about Facing my demons.
|Thought I would review the TV show Monk for my Suicide and Mental Illness Awareness theme. This seemed a nice accompaniment, especially since I love the Pop Culture and Philosophy series. Bought this one on my Nook.|
|This is the first book in a series. I was asked to do a blog tour for the second book in the series, so I'm reading this one first. Got it in hardcover from the library.|
|ARC provided by publisher|
Blog tour and giveaway on 9/4
|I hope to read this book during September and October's Suicide and Mental Illness Theme Read. Purchased it in paperback.|