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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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...

Depression

Depression causes severe, negative changes in the way you think and feel which makes it difficult to manage day-to-day tasks and activities such working, sleeping,...

Trauma & PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a response to a traumatic event or series of events. Something that is traumatic for one person might not...

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Blog

Last Call: How one filmmaker explores depression and suicide through single-take cinema

by Sharon Nyarko For someone who has long experimented with real-time, single-take cinema, filmmaker Gavin Michael Booth has shown us yet again how his art can be resurrected and given new life. His...

Making Space for Comfort and Acceptance with “Effectively Schizo”

In the wake of more realistic and careful representations of mental illness in the media, an amazing group of writer-producers is making another move to de-stigmatise mental health conditions. Their web series, Effectively...

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Exploring the link between creativity and wellness in SCRiBBLES

When NYC-based director Lynnsey Ooten reached out to us about the innovative web series “SCRiBBLES” we were really intrigued to learn more! SCRiBBLES is a dark comedy about an illustrator who is depressed...

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Student Voices: Finding Inner Normalcy through Photography

By Stephanie, Current student, Penn State University Life has always been a challenge. The way I saw myself, how I felt about life; I never thought was normal.  It wasn’t until I started...

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Recent Winners

Our winning films are selected by a rotating jury of filmmakers, mental health professionals and students.