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.

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Guam Filmmaker Finds Healing and Advocacy Through Art

We learn very early on about the healing power of art. From macaroni masterpieces to music, art has been a significant source of recovery for many who are struggling in a variety of...

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The Power of Boxing to Improve Mental Health in ‘The Hardest Fight’

When it comes to maintaining your personal mental health, exercise can be a powerful ally. …and maybe if you’re Martha Stewart, steer clear of Zumba? It may surprise you to learn that many...

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Teen Filmmaker Seeks to Erase Gossip and Stigma with New Short “Whispers”

If there’s one thing human beings love–and love to deny they love–it’s gossip. Gossip can be a difficult trap to resist falling into, especially in this era of social media and smartphones, and...

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‘Suicide: The Ripple Effect’ Focuses on Hope, Help, and Solutions

Sometimes hitting rock bottom isn’t the end, it’s a springboard to achievements and happiness you never imagined to be possible. Back in 2000, Kevin Hines was at the lowest point in his life...

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Selena Gomez’s New Music Video Comments on the Challenges of Mental Illness

Not sure if you’re aware, but musicians still make music videos. Vocalist Selena Gomez recently released a music video to accompany her song “Fetish” that is creating quite a stir amongst her fans...

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New BBC3 Documentary Explores the Pressing Mental Health Needs of the LGBTQ Community

It can sometimes be hard to imagine a real-life rockstar having real-life problems Olly Alexander, frontman of the band Years and Years, has had his fair share of very real problems. Growing up...

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Presenting Our Latest Short Film Competition Winner: The Chair

Art with Impact is pleased to announce our latest short film winners, Kat Roman and Sean Sonnenburg, and their short film, The Chair. The Chair is a moving look at one woman’s struggle to rally...

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#Self-Care, #SquadCare, and the Mental Health of the Oppressed

By Jamari Michael White As National #MinorityMentalHealth Month comes to a close, as a Black, queer, trans social worker and educator dedicated to combating mental health stigma, I must make a confession. Though...

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