Anosognosia

Directed, Co-Written, Filmed, and Edited by Alex Haney

It is not always obvious when a person is living with a mental illness. It is not always obvious to oneself that a mental illness exists. “Anosognosia” is a glimpse into a young man’s world as he goes about his daily business while experiencing varying degrees of awareness of his condition.

Anosognosia, from the Greek meaning “to not know a disease,” is a common symptom of certain mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Brain studies indicate that damage to the frontal lobe may inhibit self-perception and would thus be the cause of anosognosia. Variations of self-awarness is typical of anosognosia, which can make it difficult for a person to seek treatment. Increased awareness of this medical condition may in turn increase a person’s willingness to seek and accept help.

FINALIST

Jack Oakie Comedy Short Film Festival 2017

CONTEST WINNER – JANUARY 2016

Art With Impact Short Film Competition

FEATURED FILM

Trojan Film Festival 2016

SELECTED FOR EXHIBITION

Young Mind Advocacy’s 2nd Annual Creative Advocacy event

FINALIST

UPTOGOOD Impact Film Festival 2017