AWI Voices With Impact presents: The Things We Never Say

Facilitated by Alondra Umaña

Featuring:

  • Promise by Lane Stanley
  • Blue Garden by Natalie Murao

The influences of stigma – whether internalized, societal, or historical – can dictate what stories we feel comfortable sharing, and the details we choose to disclose about our experiences. What is the impact of stigmatized narratives remaining silent, and where is the power in giving voice to these stories? In this session, filmmakers Lane Stanley and Natalie Murao join us in exploring their films “Promise” and “Blue Garden”, and hold space for nuanced discussions around the power of verbal and nonverbal storytelling, highlighting the often stigmatized topics of addiction, grief, and intergenerational trauma.

Led by the filmmakers, the festival features a selection of interactive seminars and engaging discussions, related to the films and the themes we are exploring through this year’s program. If you are interested in learning about these sessions, and participating in these critical conversations, you can see them all on our Voices With Impact information page!

You can register for this event here.

Featured National Resources:

Crisis Text Line
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Trans Lifeline
The Trevor Project
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)
Black Mental Health Alliance

Details

Day:Friday
Date:July 1, 2022
Time:4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Partners

Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission The MHSOAC provides vision and leadership, in collaboration with clients, their family members, and underserved communities, to ensure Californians understand mental health is essential to overall health. MHSOAC holds public mental health systems accountable, provides oversight for eliminating disparities; promotes wellness, recovery and resiliency; and ensures positive outcomes for individuals living with serious mental illness and their families.
BetterHelp BetterHelp makes professional counseling accessible, affordable, convenient - so anyone who struggles with life’s challenges can get help, anytime, anywhere. BetterHelp offers access to licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited psychologists (PhD / PsyD), marriage and family therapists (LMFT), clinical social workers (LCSW / LMSW), and board licensed professional counselors (LPC).
American Psychiatric Association Foundation We are the non-profit affiliate of the American Psychiatric Association. Our public programs are designed to educate and empower, and are focused on:
  • Eliminating stigma,
  • Improving access to high quality mental health care,
  • Increasing public awareness, and
  • Addressing the chronically unmet needs of underserved populations.

APAF initiatives are designed for schools, the workplace, the justice system, and faith communities. All of our work is centered on on one goal: A mentally healthy nation for all. For more information and complimentary resources, visit apafdn.org.