The Week at Resistance is Futile

Well, the Suicide and Mental Illness Awareness Theme Read hosted here at Resistance is Futile is coming upon me really quickly, and I still haven’t written a post with suggestions. So I decided I would throw in some links for you to check out. πŸ™‚

Popular Mental Illness books (Goodreads list) – Several of the books on this list I have already read or are on my TBR mountain.

11 of the most Realistic Portrayals of Mental Illness in Novels – This is a pretty interesting article with some good suggestions. And don’t miss the embedded list of 20 Greatest Memoirs of Mental Illness.Β 

Mental Illness in Fiction (Wikipedia) – This interesting list includes some much older books as well as some unexpected inclusions (LOTR? – Ok, yeah, I guess Golem was mentally ill, but…it DOES make kind of a fun list, though. And you can feel free to be )

Contemporary YA books featuring mental illness – What is a list of books without YA these days? πŸ˜‰

NAMI Blog: The Top 10 Movies about Mental Illness – This is a really good list (should be, coming from NAMI). I’ve seen 6 of them. πŸ™‚

10 Gripping Films about Mental Illness – This list seems pretty good, as well.Β 

10 Best Portrayals of Mental Illness in Modern MoviesThis list, I suspect, is more about the acting than about psychology. From I totally agree with the assessment of great acting on this list!

This week in Futile Resistance World…

My friend and I watched another two storyarcs of the William Hartnell years for Doctor Who. We’ve made it a good way through Hartnell’s years, and we have decided to move ON to the second doctor. πŸ™‚ YAY!
This week I volunteered 20 hours at the text center


I watched Elysium – which turned out to be a rather philosophical movie with liberal leanings. The whole, everybody-deserves-to-have-medical-care lean. πŸ˜‰ I found the movie rather sad because the problems portrayed were SO easily translated to problems we’re seeing in today’s world. I know that’s the point of dystopias. But it still made me sad that we should have to question whether a human being deserves to be denied medical treatment just because he was born in the wrong part of the world. 😦

I watched this movie with my nephew. I didn’t think it was fantastic, but my nephew LOVED it. πŸ™‚ Then again, I’m not a purist, so I’m not particularly concerned about the differences between the original movies and this movie…I just found the humor sort of stupid and the turtles were really ugly to look at. So. Meh.

Other posts on Resistance is Futile…

My blog has been really slow lately, but here’s a little something if you’re following my “epic poem” about Facing my demons.

Newly Acquired

Thought I would review the TV show Monk for my Suicide and Mental Illness Awareness theme. This seemed a nice accompaniment, especially since I love the Pop Culture and Philosophy series. Bought this one on my Nook.

This is the first book in a series. I was asked to do a blog tour for the second book in the series, so I’m reading this one first. Got it in hardcover from the library.

ARC provided by publisher
Blog tour and giveaway on 9/4
ARC provided by publisher
Blog tour and giveaway on 10/7
I hope to read this book during September and October’s Suicide and Mental Illness Theme Read. Purchased it in paperback.
Bought this in paperback
Bought this in paperback

3 thoughts on “The Week at Resistance is Futile

  1. Thanks for posting the lists. Some good stuff there. Interesting that number one on The Ten best Portrayals list is Melencholia. Have you seen that one Rachel? I highly recommend it. It is however mostly a downer. It is so different and out of the box however, it is very difficult to describe.

    It is really neat that you are working your way through Dr. Who from the beginning.


  2. This is a fantastic post. Thanks for all the suggestions! I'm really excited to participate in this. I don't know if you're into musicals or not, but the musical Next To Normal revolves around a mother who is mentally unwell. The musical focuses on her doctor visits, how it affects herself and her family, etc. It's a really touching musical if you ever wanted to check it out some time. πŸ™‚ I just wanted to throw that in there.

    I've compiled a list of books and movies I want to post about for this. I also found some new ones to check out some time.

    I have never seen Doctor Who! I know, it's amazing, how could I not? It's definitely on my list of shows to watch. Eventually.

    Great job on volunteering this week. πŸ™‚


  3. I imagine most of the movies on these lists are a bit depressing! But no, I haven't seen Melancholia. I'll make sure that it's the next movie I get after I return Black Swan.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s