Film Looks at Mental Illness, Work

Madness and community are the topics for the documentary “Working Like Crazy,” set for 3:30p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, in Room 104 of University Hall.

The film will be followed by a discussion about madness and community with Associate Dean Elisabeth Cawthon, who is an associate professor of history, and disability studies scholar Richard Scotch of UT Dallas.

An estimated 85 percent of people labeled mentally ill are unemployed and often viewed as incapable of working. “Working Like Crazy” challenges these stereotypes by profiling six former mental health patients, once labeled “unemployable,” who now work in businesses run and staffed by other psychiatric survivors.

Sponsors are Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society, Disability Studies, and the Office for Students with Disabilities.

For more information, contact Assistant Professor Sarah Rose (History) at or visit



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