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Mental Health

Madness Made Me- short documentary


Available to borrow from the library.


Click on the image for each artist's biography to learn more about their struggles with mental illness. All information and images are via the Oxford Art Online database.

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Vincent van Gogh: Self-portrait with a Straw Hat (verso: The Potato Peeler), photo © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Jackson Pollock: War, pen and ink and coloured pencil on paper, photo © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Edvard Munch: The Scream, tempera and casein on cardboard, © 2007 The Munch Museum/The Munch–Ellingsen Group/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, photo credit: Erich Lessing/Art Resource, NY

Online videos and lectures


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Select from film and documentary content on

  • Mental disorders including bipolar, schizophrenia, depression & anxiety
  • Suicide
  • Ageing and Mental Health
  • Eating Disorders
  • Psychological Trauma


Some Relevant Individual Titles

Mental as...

Mental As... talk, give, seek

For Mental Health Week 2016, the ABC broadcast various documentaries ( that can be viewed via the links below:

Changing Minds: The Inside Story- Series 1: Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3. Series 2: Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3.

Archive of previous resources such as documentaries, radio programs and articles.