CMHA Mental Health for All Conference 2016
Using Film to Create Relational Support and Encourage Early Intervention on Postsecondary Campuses
Movies for Mental Health is an evidence-based program designed to use artistic expression to expose the complicated, personal issues related to mental illness and to create a platform for art to have a positive social impact on young people. This interactive session will actively engage participants in a discussion and demonstration of the role film can have in reducing stigma related to mental illness and encouraging early intervention.
- Demonstrate the benefits of using short film to engage students in safe discussion and how this effectively mobilizes them to access available resources.
- Show compelling films that portray the daily realities of living with, and managing mental health issues.
- Display the connective superpower of art and its impact on compassion and a reduction in self stigma.
- Provide an overview of how to give youth opportunities to be change makers and leaders engaged in community wellness.