Art With Impact Blog

Art With Impact Blog

Art With Impact promotes mental wellness by creating space for young people to learn and connect through art and media. Our weekly blogs inform about the latest films, documentaries and campaigns (the good and the bad) that are using art as a way to express realities of mental illness and to break barriers of understanding issues related mental health.

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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...

Student Voices: How Writing Can Help Navigate Depression

By Evelyn Gutierrez, Current Student, UCSB When I was 18, I was officially diagnosed with depression. With my depression came instant mood changes, feelings of hopelessness, and guilt from being told constantly that...

Just Say Goodbye
New feature film JUST SAY GOODBYE explores teen suicide

Matt Walting is making his directorial debut with the newly released ‘Just Say Goodbye’, the story of a young woman trying to save the life of her suicidal friend. After enduring years of...

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Student Voices: Visiting Museums to Calm Anxiety

By Evelyn Gutierrez, Current Student, UCSB Calming anxiety can be a real challenge. I know because I have dealt with anxiety for a decade now. For the first number of years navigating my...

Illustrations for Awareness

My name is Karthik, and I’m from Bangalore, India. I work as a freelance artist (painting, illustrating and content writing) and am a tarot reader. I’ve become more passionate about mental health awareness,...

“What She Said”: AWI Exclusive Interview!

What do you do when an all-female filmmaking team introduces you to a film shining a light on the aftermath of sexual assault? You interview them, of course! We were excited to connect...

Using 2D Animation to Explore Depression and Grief

We caught up with the team behind the forthcoming short 'What We're Meant For' a story of a 13-year-old girl and her relationship with her dad, shortly after the passing of her mom....

“Moonfish”: the intersection of mental health and…jellyfish?

We caught up with one of the writers behind the forthcoming film “MOONFISH“, a short film about a young woman’s mental health journey to self-discovery. Along with Executive Producer Ben Drew (aka Plan B), Natalia and...

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