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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New Doc Explores What It Means To “Hear Voices”

We all have something we might describe as “a little voice” in our heads, but how do we know when this voice steps outside the bounds of mental wellness? Some define that “little...

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New Film ‘Angst’ Brings Olympic Attention to Bullying, Anxiety, and Depression

Michael Phelps has an amazing amount of accomplishments adorning his athletic career. With 28 Olympic medals to his credit, Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps seems to have a lock on the concept of victory....

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Five Little Ways to Celebrate World Mental Health Day

Readers! Friends! People who stumbled across this post entirely by accident! Tomorrow (October 10th) is World Mental Health Day! World Mental Health Day (#WMHD) is an initiative by the World Health Organization designed to...

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New Short Film ‘MENTAL’ Embodies the Struggle of Mental Illness

Some moments in life can only be fully captured with the help of movie magic. If you’ve ever lived with mental illness, then you know that the world can often feel distant and...

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Presenting Our Latest Short Film Competition Winner: Still Here

Art With Impact is pleased to announce our latest short film competition winner, Britney Dennison, and her short film Still Here. Centered around the story of Jason, Still Here is a study of...

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The Hundred Acre Wood…Diagnosed? Mental Illness and the Work of A.A. Milne

As humans, we often project our own problems or judgments on fictional characters we encounter in books and film. Dr. Sarah Shea of Canada took this practice one step further in 2000 when...

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Rapper Kay Anthony Explores Mental Health in New Short

More and more recently, notable figures in the hip-hop community have come forward to advocate for mental health. Twenty-two year old Brooklyn rapper Kay Anthony is the latest in a wave of next-gen...

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New Ken Burns Documentary Poses Risk to Those with PTSD, Depression

Sometimes, a film is just too effective. In the case of Ken Burns’ new documentary about the Vietnam War, mental health professionals are warning that the film may actually be too effective at...

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