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Silver Linings Playbook & Mental Health

2/6/2013 12:31 pm
Posted by Dr. Ann Conn

David O. Russell, the director of Silver Linings Playbook, was recently interviewed on the Today Show.  He discussed his son Matthew’s struggle with a mood disorder and how it informed his choices making this movie.  Mr. Russell described a healing  understanding with his son that evolved through the artistic expression and emotional tone of the movie.  In addition, Matthew has a small role in the film.  Mr. Russell’s courage to speak out regarding personal experience with mental illness is a voice, that joins a chorus of voices, to destigmatize mental illness.  His effort has been acknowledged with multiple Oscar nominations.

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