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.

Foiled again!?

Normally on the first of the month we have the privilege of announcing the newest winner of our short film contest. However, as per our rules, we can only run the contest when...

Bipolar Documentary ‘Of Two Minds’ Continues on Festival Circuit, Prepares for March 1st Canadian Premiere

The portrayal of bipolar disorder in film has often left something to be desired. Observe a bipolar Drew Barrymore from ‘Mad Love’ in her natural habitat: as a flannel-clad figurehead on Chris O’Donnell’s...

Early Reviews Declare ‘A Place at the Table’ a Powerful Call to Action

Have you ever seen the movie Food, Inc.? (a.k.a. the film that will give you a stress headache and make you want to run screaming from the grocery store?) Well, Participant Media is...

American Anthropologist Explores Mental Illness in Indonesia Through Extensive Documentary Series

What sort of important and impactful work were you doing in 1993? If you noticed how neatly the displays at the Gap were organized that year, you have only me to thank. As...

Winners of the 2013 Hilton Worldwide LightStay Sustainability Awards Announced

Have you heard about the Hilton Worldwide LightStay Sustainability Awards? Wait, wait! Don’t worry: they have nothing to do with Paris Hilton. Sorry. I know we're trying to forget about her. Together with...

Review Round-Up: Side Effects

We posted last week about Side Effects, Steven Soderbergh’s latest film that flirts with the topic of big pharma in the U.S., and how it affects those struggling with mental illness. Well, now...

Cary McQueen on the Free Your Mind Projects Radio Show

After our event at Porterville College I had the honor of being interviewed by the charming Jennifer Whitney, Communications Director of the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC). We talked about the...

David O. Russell Pairs With U.S. Senators to Bring Mental Health Bill to Congress

I have to admit, I'm getting a little tired of hearing about Silver Linings Playbook. Yeah, yeah — you're the two most ridiculously attractive mentally ill people on the planet, WE GET IT....

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