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Novel Featuring Lead Character With OCD To Be Developed Into Feature Film

Move over, John Hughes: there’s another conduit of the offbeat teen experience in town. All blasphemy aside, author John Green has been in the spotlight recently with his thoughtfully spun stories. The adaptation...

The Challenge of Portraying Undiagnosed Mental Illness in New Independent Film

We regularly (and, sometimes, unfortunately) witness how Hollywood films interpret mental illness. Recent films have shifted the balance from stereotypical, dramatized portrayals to more accurate ones, thanks to an increased sense of responsibility...

Nellie Bly’s Mental Health Advocacy To Be Portrayed in Upcoming Film

Our topic today will connect modern mental health advocacy to the famous American composer, Stephen Foster. Elizabeth Jane Cochran was born in 1864 in rural Pennsylvania, and grew up to become a female...

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Film is a powerful tool for creating connections and getting conversations started around the complex topic of mental illness. Our workshops are interactive discussions with students, based around short films from the OLIVE Film Collection. Each workshop directly connects students with local mental health resources and encourages early help-seeking. We currently offer high school, college/university, and corporate workshops in various regions of the US and Canada.

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Impact Stories

Hear students and winning filmmakers reflect on their experiences at our workshops and winning our OLIVE Film Competition!

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