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My Mom

“This is a personal story about my mom’s schizophrenia. She was from Vietnam.”

This film, “My Mom” was created as part of a personal project series by Chara Bui (she/her). This series contains a short film collection about mental health experiences accompanied by music she played on guitar. She believes that art is a powerful gateway toward healing, resilience, and growth and that storytelling is a profound way for us to connect to each other.

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Director: Chara Bui

This film, “My Mom” was created as part of a personal project series by Chara Bui (she/her). This series contains a short film collection about mental health experiences accompanied by music she played on guitar. She believes that art is a powerful gateway toward healing, resilience, and growth and that storytelling is a profound way for us to connect to each other.

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Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is an umbrella term for a wide range of conditions where a person’s experience of reality doesn’t line up with the experiences of the...

Stigma

Stigma is: Always untrue Always negative Can be felt toward yourself Stigma around mental illness includes having fixed ideas and judgments about mental illness and/or...

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