Film professor's documentary explores living with mental illness

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A new documentary film by Temple film and media arts professor Eran Preis explores the impact of severe mental illness on an entire family — his family. The film documents his son's struggle with mental illness, and how it has affected Preis, his wife and their two other sons. Preis says he wants the film to prepare other families for the frequent changes that mental illness brings. "It's the constant ups and downs, that's what we have learned," he said. "For a while, he goes to school, and he is doing very well, and then it just cannot hold, and it falls apart. That's the constant struggle."