The Problem with Kaldeep

Logline – A young boy’s heartfelt poem leads to a new teacher’s misunderstanding of his cry for help. Synopsis – The Problem with Kaldeep – is an oblique exploration of the effect of clinical depression on a family. Framed within a school classroom, a boy’s poem brings about a misdiagnosis of the pupil by a young teacher. As each section of the poem is revealed there is an insight into the difficulties faced by this youngster, the impotence felt by him and the guilty feelings he wrestles with. The teacher’s well-meaning intervention, motivated by her own experiences of mental illness, is challenged, leaving her with a realisation of the two sides of the problem – "Who hears me? Sees my hurt?"

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Anxiety

Anxiety is the most common mental illness out there, and it takes a lot of different forms. Experiencing some level of anxiety is a normal...

Depression

Depression causes severe, negative changes in the way you think and feel which makes it difficult to manage day-to-day tasks and activities such working, sleeping,...

Mental Wellness

Mental wellness is a process that involves finding balance in life, including your social, intellectual, physical (diet, exercise, medication management, substance use), spiritual, economic and...

Suicide

Suicidality can be experienced by anyone, and it could be part of mental illness diagnosis or not. Approximately 90% of individuals who die by suicide...

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