NYC Mental Health Film Festival Prepares Its Dynamic 2015 Program

I have some good news for readers living in New York City.

 

You can literally get Mister Softee any time you like. ANY. TIME. Like, right now. Why are you still reading this?!

 

My deep appreciation for truck-produced soft-serve aside, there's another equally exciting perk about being in New York these days: the 2015 New York City Mental Health Film Festival is gearing up for its September 26th kick-off, featuring a schedule of mental health-themed films sure to promote advocacy, battle stigma, and foster positivity within the mental health community and beyond.

 

 

This year's line-up includes Not Letting Go (a family's struggle to help their middle son who is eventually diagnosed as bipolar, Cracking Up (individuals seeking to process their mental illnesses through stand-up comedy and positivity), and The Blind Stigma (a look at the issue of mental health in the black community). You may remember The Blind Stigma as our May 2015 Art With Impact contest winner (congratulations, Stacy-Ann)!

Stacy-Ann Buchanan from Art With Impact on Vimeo.

Founded in 2005, the NYC MNFF holds the honor of being the country's largest and longest-running mental health film festival. The event is hosted by Community Access, and organization dedicated to providing comprehensive support to mentally ill individuals seeking "a "pathways to meaningful and successful community life." 

 

Check out the NYC MHFF site for schedules, volunteer info, and other details. 

 

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