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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Presenting Our Latest Short Film Competition Winner: Autobiography of a Body

Art With Impact is thrilled to announce our latest short film competition winner: Autobiography of a Body by Randy Kelly. Described as a “cinepoem,” Autobiography of a Body is a collaboration between the...

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New Mental Health Film Festival Kicks Off This Spring in NJ

This spring, one northern New Jersey resident is looking to make a difference in mental health awareness using the art of film. Sharrieff Bugg of Paterson, New Jersey, found his life in a...

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Model Adwoa Aboah Continues Mental Health Advocacy With New Short Film

It’s incredibly easy to romanticize the life of a model. But here’s the thing: models are just people. And as people, they’re susceptible to mental illness, and have to work to maintain their...

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Indonesian Photographer Tackles Mental Illness Stigma With Art

From a very early age, we learn that one’s bedroom is a very personal, sacred, and intimate space — and visitors to said space must be thoroughly cleared before entry. This space becomes...

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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...

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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...

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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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Student Film Captures the Experience of Having a Parent With Depression

Imagine what it would be like if everyone made a short film about life with their parents. Filmmaking student Jake Earwaker was inspired to make a film about living with his father, but...

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