The Rise of Research: How is mental health explored in the Star Wars movies?

I’ve been asked today to talk about relationship between the Star Wars films and mental health. Over the series of films several psychological features are portrayed, George Lucas himself describes how he was influenced by both Kurosawa the Japanese film director and also the writer Joseph Campbell in particular Campbell’s work The Hero with a …

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Living and working with an ongoing mental health issue

My name’s Steve Gilbert and I now work as an independent consultant, I go by the title Serious Mental Illness Living Experience Consultant. There’s a reason for that title – I have a diagnosis of bipolar disorder which is characterised by very very deep lows and depressions and very high, what we call manic episodes. …

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Dr Karen Newbigging on mental health research

Dr Karen Newbigging on mental health research

So I think mental health research is a really important area of study because mental health is an issue for one in four of our population and it is often an area in research terms that gets maybe less attention. My research is predominantly about how the mental health system can be changed and improved …

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