"One of the best" - National Association on Mental Illness | "Intimate" - Los Angeles TimesMental Health • Counseling • Reconciliation • Psychology • Crisis Intervention • Family Health
Date of Completion: 2012 | Run Time: 89 minutes | Language: English | Captions: Available with Streaming | Directors: Lisa Klein & Doug Blush | Producers: Kristin Chambers, Christine O’Malley & Lisa Klein
OF TWO MINDS is an award-winning feature documentary that explores the extraordinary lives, struggles and successes of a few of the over five million Americans living with bipolar disorder. Personal stories of harrowing events, medical mazes, discrimination and the efforts of social stigma blend together to create a compelling look at a generation coming out of the “bipolar closet”. OF TWO MINDS puts an authentic human face on bipolar disorder, providing an intimate, sometimes painful, sometimes painfully funny look at those who live in its shadows: our parents and children, our friends and lovers…and ourselves.
NAMI (National Association of Mental Illness) | Noelina Arciniegas, LCSW, MPH, Former Associate Program Director
"OF TWO MINDS is one of the best - if not the best - documentaries I’ve ever seen on mental illness."
Los Angeles Times | Kenneth Turan
"An intimate look at bipolar disorder."
Cleveland Plain Dealer | Clint O’Connor
"OF TWO MINDS is a film about people, brave souls willing to reveal personal stories of the torment raging inside their brains. This is intimate storytelling."
PRISM Award | Entertainment Industries Council
SAMHSA Voice Award | Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Best Documentary | United Film Festival
Official Selection | Cleveland International Film Festival
Official Selection | Newport Beach Film Festival
Official Selection | Prescott Film Festival
Official Selection | ReFrame Film Festival
Official Selection | United Film Festival
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Director of THE S WORD and OF TWO MINDS
Lisa Klein is an award-winning director and writer dedicated to crafting groundbreaking documentary features. Her most recent project, THE S WORD, is a documentary that tackles one of the most cloistered issues of our time through the emotional stories of suicide attempt and loss survivors.
In 2012, Lisa co-directed the award-winning film OF TWO MINDS, a journey into the lives of remarkable people living, struggling and triumphing with bipolar condition. She tours the country speaking and using her films to raise awareness of mental health issues. She is co-founder, with her husband Doug Blush, of MadPix Inc., an LA-based production company dedicated to producing character-driven stories that create global impact and social change. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan and received an M.F.A. from the University of Southern California.