Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
Now more than ever, we must come together and show that no one is alone. Mental health conditions do not discriminate based on race, color, gender or identity. Anyone can experience the challenges of mental illness regardless of background. Portraying mental illness in a film is not always an easy task. The temptation to embellish or exaggerate symptoms of mental illness can often strengthen stereotypes about mental illness. This month, we are highlighting three short films that show the importance of recognizing the signs and symptoms of mental illness and eliminate the stereotypes about of mental health. These films address mental health in a thought provoking and appropriate way.
A film about Rachel, a young woman, who arrives at Isaiah’s private home clinic for a special treatment that helps her delete unwanted memories. She then goes on a surreal journey into her own psyche that reveals the reason why she is so damaged. This is a short film that touches on drugs (legal highs), […]
Before losing his singing voice, Tony Mann was a well-respected recording artist. While hopeful for a change in his condition, he is silently slipping into a state of depression. His dutiful wife is concerned yet feels unable to reach him during this difficult time. Finding solace at a local nightclub, he drinks himself into an […]
A personal prayer for forgiveness and favour moving forward.