Monday, May 13, 2013

The Soloist


        In the movie The Soloist, Jaime Fox plays a homeless street musician who suffers from schizophrenia. Throughout the film, Fox does an outstanding job displaying the classic signs of schizophrenia. List the signs and symptoms of schizophrenia displayed and give examples from the movie to illustrate each term. Also, do some research on mental illness and homeless. Link your article in post and include statistics and pertinent information in your post. Due Friday 11:59pm No late post will be excepted. 

Friday, May 10, 2013

I am Sam

In the movie "I Am Sam" Sean Penn plays a high functioning mentally challenged man whose love for his daughter runs deep, but she is ultimately taken away from him and placed in foster care due to his mental illness. Tell me how you feel about the situation and do you think the government has the right to intervene in so called protecting children just because their parents maybe mentally challenged. Do some research on the termination of parental rights and persons suffering from mental disabilities. Also, look up the Americans with Disability Act and see what it says according to those suffering from mental disability and parental rights. Use examples from these Acts and personal opinion on the situation.

Due Monday @ 11:59pm