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.

Video Contest: Calling All California High School Students

“By participating in this contest youth are standing up and speaking out. The Directing Change High School Video Contest offers youth a forum to share, and it is up to adults to listen.”...

Social Activism Remains Maria Guardado’s Focus a Decade after Her Tragic Story Came to Light

I know this may come as a surprise, but government officials aren’t always on the up and up. It’s like they base these characters in reality or something. One of the more egregious...

‘Running from Crazy’ Profiles the Hemingway Family’s Historic Battle with Mental Illness

Taking after your ancestors can be a beautiful reminder of family history and of your place in the world. It can also be…a little less wonderful than that. WE ARE AN OGILVIE HOUSEHOLD...

‘The Invisible War’ Team Establishes Treatment Program For Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma

The plight of a filmmaker is often filled with the seemingly endless search for funding. It is especially fulfilling, then, when a filmmaking team is able to give back. The director and producers...

The Stand Up Kid Brings Mental Health to the Forefront in the UK

High school is—without a doubt—a challenging time. And that’s just the senior photos. But for a student struggling with mental health issues, the teen years can be even more harrowing, especially when your...

Help our friends at Active Minds win $1,000,000

  Active Minds, a non-profit dedicated to creating a world where no person dies by suicide, and every person who struggles with their mental health gets the support he or she needs, has...

Review Round-Up, Part Two: Silver Linings Playbook

As regular readers of our blog might remember, we’ve already posted one review round-up for Silver Linings Playbook. Now, before we continue, here’s a nice, shiny gold star for our regular readers: YOU...

Mourning Parents Strive to Tell Their Son’s Story of Schizophrenia in ‘It’s Dark Here’

At first glance, David and Linda Tennies’ story looks almost identical to one we covered a couple of weeks ago on the blog: parents—mourning the untimely death of their young son—make a film...

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