If you are a man or woman of child rearing age, see this documentary. If you know any cousins, nieces, aunts, sisters, or friends who are in that child-bearing age demographic, get them and their spouses to see this documentary. It's an important, if somewhat grueling, film about the little known mental disease called post partum psychosis that strikes, with little warning, women who have recently delivered a baby. The film, Not Carol, follows the case of veteran Carol Coronado as her family retells the circumstances that built up to one fateful day in the life of Carol and her beautiful, if financially challenged, family. But there's more than one heart wrenching case. Through the stories of several women, husbands, and specialists in the field, the film details the history, signs, and subtle symptoms of this unique mental illness that claims truly the most innocent of innocent victims every year. As the documentary follows Carol's fate in a justice system ill equipped to deal with tragedies of this kind, the viewer may justifiably feel a sense of frustration at the antiquated laws, and ill informed, merciless judiciary who hold Carol's fate in their hands. If enough people are enlightened and motivated by Not Carol, maybe someday unnecessary tragedies like this will be prevented as a natural course of post-partum maternity care.
NOT CAROL examines the scourge of postpartum psychosis through the tragic prism of the Carol Coronado murder case. In a judicial system riddled with archaic laws and chronic ...
December 28, 2020