In 2011, Eric, diagnosed schizophrenic, faced a critical choice - comply with traditional mental health treatment or follow his own path to wellness. Eric’s doctors believe he must be medicated for his own protection, but after eight years of psych meds, Eric chooses to refuse drugs he believes may harm him. Eric ‘s decision unleashes a series of personal, legal and medical battles that raise questions about the efficacy of antipsychotics, the ethics of forced treatment and the role of agency in treatment.
Lise Zumwalt has produced, written and edited documentary films for NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TELEVISION, PBS, WNET, BBC, NBC, THE HISTORY CHANNEL, INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY and the DISCOVERY CHANNEL on series including NATURE, NOVA, WIDE ANGLE, WHO CARES ABOUT GIRLS, AMERICAN INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS & LOCKDOWN and has won fourteen awards for her work. Highlights include, SEX WORKERS OR VICTIMS, an investigation into the domestic sex trade of teenage girls with reporter Lisa Ling, (Gracie Award for Outstanding Documentary ML), IN-BETWEEN, innovative segments about the economy from mainstreamers like Nouriel Roubini to outsiders like Rev. Billy Thalen and the Emmy-nominated INSIDE THE SECRET SERVICE. CRAZY, a one-hour independent documentary feature about a young man diagnosed schizophrenic who battles a local county for control over his treatment will be released in 2017.