Film Showing: ‘Beyond the Medical Model’

October 2014

 ‘Beyond the Medical Model‘ a film by Western Mass Recovery Learning Community followed by time for discussion.Film showing Beyond the Medical Model - 9th Oct 2014

At ‘This is Madness’ public forum on Thursday 9th October.

Link to a trailer for the film made by Western Massachusettes Recovery Learning Community Film Productions: TRAILER

Link to Western Massachusettes Recovery Learning Community website:


About the film:

Beyond the Medical Model examines the impact of a one-model system that has been written so inextricably into our law and language that it has become difficult for many to even hear the evidence supporting a much broader take on what we so often label ‘mental illness.’ Through the expertise of people sharing a range of worldviews and parts of their own stories, information is offered on how we have sometimes harmed ourselves and our communities through our own rigidity. The film encourages us to explore how we might begin to understand our experiences through a variety of lenses and without limiting ourselves to any one box or framework.
Dr Daniel Dorman, author of ‘Dante’s Cure,’ was once quoted as saying, “If even one apple fell up, wouldn’t we need to at least begin to question the laws of physics?”

This is the story of some of those apples.

Film published in 2013. 67 Minutes.