** use “ people first language ”. W r i t i n g
- Papers must be submitted online via Canvas in a Word document and must be written in essay format.
- Format guidelines include: 1-2 pages, 12 point font, Times New Roman, 1 inch margins, and double spaced.
- Answer all questions and provide examples from the film to support your ideas.
Tips for writing the film critiques
- Writing a film critiques includes critically reflecting on the film by sharing your feelings, beliefs, and attitudes.
- If you use thoughts or words that are not your own, then you must provide a reference. This includes facts or quotes from the film itself. Failure to provide a reference for any thoughts or words that are not your own is considered plagiarism. Please cite your reference both in-text and at the end of your film critique using APA format. APA Formatting and Style Guide – Purdue Online Writing Lab (Links to an external site.).
- It is very obvious (to the instructor) when students do not actually watch the film. Using cliff notes or other resources to write your critique is not permissible. You MUST take time to watch the film and share YOUR own thoughts.
- It is suggested you work on the film critiques as soon as they are assigned as due dates are very close to the exam dates and you want to make sure you leave yourself enough time to study for the exams.
- This film has been assigned for the entire Women’s Behavioral Health module. A New State of Mind exams the story of everyday people through their struggles, recovery, and resilience in the face of mental health challenges. Narrated by award-winning actress and mental health advocate Glenn Close. Please answer all of the following questions in your film critique.**
- Did this video change your mind about what you think about individuals who have mental health issues? Give specific examples from the video.
- Based on what you watched in the video, why do you think people with mental health issues are stigmatized?
- Considering what you have learned about public health prevention, screening, and treatment in our class this semester, how might we better address mental health issues in the United States?
**Use “People first language”. Please be advised that People First Language is the terminology that should be used in this course to describe individuals who live with health issues. Rather than use labels to define individuals with a health issues, it is more appropriate to use terminology, which describes individuals as being diagnosed with an illness or disorder. Use phrases such as “individuals with a mental illness” rather than “the mentally ill.” This terminology emphasizes the treatment of a person with a disease rather than simply treating a disease.
- the link to the video is here