Resources

Resources

Mental health is personal, and you get to make decisions about your own process. The resources we point you to are just starting places – please talk to a professional if you’re feeling like you need support reaching or maintaining mental wellness.

Lots of art is so helpful, and makes it easy to feel like it's okay to share."
-M4MH Conference Session Attendee

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Suicide

Suicidality can be experienced by anyone, and it could be part of mental illness diagnosis or not. Approximately 90% of individuals who die by suicide...

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder causes unusual changes in mood and behavior. While everyone has natural highs and lows, with bipolar disorder the highs and lows are extreme,...

Stigma

Stigma is: Always untrue Always negative Can be felt toward yourself Stigma around mental illness includes having fixed ideas and judgments about mental illness and/or...

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Indonesian Photographer Tackles Mental Illness Stigma With Art

From a very early age, we learn that one’s bedroom is a very personal, sacred, and intimate space — and visitors to said space must be thoroughly cleared before entry. This space becomes...

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Novel Featuring Lead Character With OCD To Be Developed Into Feature Film

Move over, John Hughes: there’s another conduit of the offbeat teen experience in town. All blasphemy aside, author John Green has been in the spotlight recently with his thoughtfully spun stories. The adaptation...

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The Challenge of Portraying Undiagnosed Mental Illness in New Independent Film

We regularly (and, sometimes, unfortunately) witness how Hollywood films interpret mental illness. Recent films have shifted the balance from stereotypical, dramatized portrayals to more accurate ones, thanks to an increased sense of responsibility...

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Nellie Bly’s Mental Health Advocacy To Be Portrayed in Upcoming Film

Our topic today will connect modern mental health advocacy to the famous American composer, Stephen Foster. Elizabeth Jane Cochran was born in 1864 in rural Pennsylvania, and grew up to become a female...

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News & Press

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Ontario Shores #MindVine Podcast Episode 28 – Art With Impact

Episode 28 of the #MindVine Podcast features news, views and interviews related to #mental health, #mental illness and #recovery. In this episode we’re on site at CMHA’s Mental Health For All conference. Day...

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Hanging – A Short Film Contributing to Mental Health Dialogue through Film

By: Kaelen Pelaia, Staff Writer  This past September, a short film contest put on by “Art with Impact” focused on mental health and its associated stigmas and dilemmas. The winner of the contest,...

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Bakersfield College workshop fights mental illness stigma

By Megan Fenwick Bakersfield College’s Student Health and Wellness Center hosted a Movies for Mental Health workshop for students in collaboration with Art With Impact, a charity organization that strives to destigmatize mental...

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TRU Showing Movies for Mental Health

In anticipation of #Movies4MentalHealth at Thompson Rivers University, Wellness Coordinator Chelsea Coorsi spoke with CFJC Midday: Everything Kamloops about the importance of the event on campus. See the original link here: http://cfjctoday.com/video/590602/cfjc-midday-tru-showing-movies-mental-health

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