The Island is a documentary that discusses suicide and its’ effect on others, not to mention the person who committed it. This documentary deals mainly with Canada, but will apply everywhere. Worth the watch!
See how some people may view suicide — while as a horrible act — as a person being a weak, uncomfortable to be around person. This of course, would make a person even more depressed. Hopefully, documentaries such as this will help people understand the stigma related to suicides, and suicides will decrease over time.
2011 marks the 75th anniversary that many would prefer to forget: of the first lobotomy in the US. It was performed by an ambitious young American neurologist called Walter Freeman. Over his career, Freeman went on to perform perhaps 3,000 lobotomies, on both adults and later on children. He often performed 10 procedures or more a day. Perhaps 40,000 patients in the US were lobotomized during the heyday of the operation – and an estimated 17,000 more in the UK.
This program tells the story of three key figures in the strange history of lobotomy – and for the first time explores the popularity of lobotomy in the UK in detail.