Tuesday, February 17, 2009

PTSD In Television & Film: Just for, er, Fun


For my Celebrity Psychings interview one of the questions I was asked had to do with accurate portrayals of PTSD in television and film, and it got me thinking: It might be fun to have our own little PTSD tv/film library.

I’ve polled my peeps and here’s what we’ve come up with so far (in no particular order). I’m hoping you can help me add to the list.

Television:

The character Olivia Benson on the show Law and Order SVU
The character Major Owen Hunt on Grey’s Anatomy
MTV’s True Life series PTSD episode

[Note: Coincidentally, Dr. Phil is airing a show today about PTSD in the civilian population.]


Film:

Redbelt
Awakenings
Good Will Hunting
Peaceful Warrior
Regarding Henry
Apocalypse Now
Reign Over Me
In the Valley of Elah
Black Snake Moan
Between Heaven and Earth
The Legend of Baggar Vance
Fearless
(this is my personal favorite)


What would you add to this list?? Leave a comment or shoot me an email.

(photo: brizzle born and bread)

5 comments:

Christina K said...

How about Noah Wyle's character on ER after he was stabbed?

Kelli said...

VANTAGE POINT! I recognized the character Dennis Quad (not sure I am spelled him right) played right away. PTSD "hypervig" used for good. Loved this movie. Really gives one a good idea of living with PTSD.

Mike H said...

"The Unit" - one of the soldiers had it. Family strife, flashbacks etc.

Also:
"Pete" in "Ultimate Force" (a UK Series)

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