The Green Your Mind Film Series Presents a free film: Take These Broken Wings. Sponsored by: VALID, MindFreedom and Opal Network. (updated announcement)

  • Social Event
when Jul 28, 2009
from 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM
where Eugene Public Library Bascom-Tykeson Room, Eugene, Oregon
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contact phone 541-345-9106
attendees All are welcome!
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Free Film!

The Green Your Mind Film Series Presents:

Take These Broken Wings

Sponsored by: VALID, MindFreedom and Opal Network

When:  Tuesday, July 28, 2009 – 6:30 PM

Where:  Eugene Public Library Bascom-Tykeson Room, Eugene, Oregon

Free popcorn, beverages and other snacks!

Immediately following the film showing will be a discussion.

ABOUT THE FILM: Take These Broken Wings is a feature-length documentary film showing that people can recover fully from schizophrenia without psychiatric medication. The film features the untold story of bestselling author Joanne Greenberg, whose fictionalized memoir of her recovery from schizophrenia, I Never Promised You A Rose Garden, rocked the mental health world.

Producer/Director is Daniel Mackler

The film also features Catherine Penney, whose gripping tale of unmedicated recovery was chronicled by her therapist, Daniel Dorman, MD, in the book Dante’s Cure: A Journey Out of Madness.

Their accounts are interwoven with interviews of internationally renowned giants in the field of schizophrenia recovery. These include Peter Breggin, MD (author of Toxic Psychiatry), Robert Whitaker (journalist, author of Mad in America), and Bertram Karon, PhD (author of Psychotherapy of Schizophrenia: Treatment of Choice).

The result is not just an arc of a healing story, but a challenge to the current model of schizophrenia treatment – that schizophrenia is a lifelong, incurable “brain disorder” treatable only with anti-psychotic drugs.  The film coherently portrays an alternative view, in which “schizophrenia” may be an understandable response to life stress and trauma, and that recovery is possible in the context of healing relationships.

Trailer at

Thanks to Helios Network for support for the GREEN MIND events.

For info about The Green Your Mind Film Series contact MindFreedom International, a nonprofit coalition united to win human rights and alternatives in mental health care.

Phone: (541) 345-9106   E-mail:


THIRD FILM IN THE SERIES – mark your calendar!

Tues., 25 August 2009

The Doctor Who Hears Voices

Producer/director:  Leo Regan

For information about this third film showing, click here.

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