For the Records – Learning About Mental Illness
Doris C. Rusch
Abstract: For the Records is an interactive documentary about mental health, particularly OCD, ADD, eating and bipolar disorder. Including short films, interviews, photo essays and games, it aims to increase understanding of these disorders. People with lived experience of the represented mental health issues have been actively involved in the conceptualization and design of the project. For the records is an interdisciplinary effort bringing together DePaul’s cinema and game development program as well as the School of Nursing. An intended application area of this project is mental health education.