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.

Bipolar Disorder: A Blessing, Not a Curse (Guest Blogger Series)

Bipolar Disorder: A Blessing, Not a Curse A Unique Look from the Perspective of an Individual by Teresa Roland  Note: Throughout this article, the author will refer to bipolar disorder, rather than mental...

Aimee’s Mental Health Journey (Guest Blogger Series)

We are so excited to introduce our first guest blogger: Aimee Elazegui 🎉 In this post, Aimee tells her mental health story, beginning with her experiences with schizophrenia in high school up until...

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...

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...

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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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