Going Sane explores major cracks in the mental health system. Most mental health patients receive either disproven treatments, treatments without scientific backing or evidence based treatments done incorrectly. Therapy for mental health is not regulated nor standardized so practitioners chose what therapies to use based on intuition and not on science. Decades of research indicate that the most effective therapy (from assessment through treatment) includes family. Yet family inclusion is the exception and not the rule. Over the last thirty years America has more than quadrupled its mental health spending and significantly increased the number of mental health professionals, yet many of the most common mental illnesses are on the rise. It seems strange that increased spending on mental health treatment is correlated with the growth of mental illness. But what if it’s not just a surprising correlation? What if the mental health industry is part of the problem?
2017 / United States
Director: Josh Sabey
Producers: Lisa Sabey, Sarah Perkins, Zak Ciotti, Spencer Sullivan, Tim Sikora,Sonja Ciotti