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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Making Space for Comfort and Acceptance with “Effectively Schizo”

In the wake of more realistic and careful representations of mental illness in the media, an amazing group of writer-producers is making another move to de-stigmatise mental health conditions. Their web series, Effectively...

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Exploring the link between creativity and wellness in SCRiBBLES

When NYC-based director Lynnsey Ooten reached out to us about the innovative web series “SCRiBBLES” we were really intrigued to learn more! SCRiBBLES is a dark comedy about an illustrator who is depressed...

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Student Voices: Finding Inner Normalcy through Photography

By Stephanie, Current student, Penn State University Life has always been a challenge. The way I saw myself, how I felt about life; I never thought was normal.  It wasn’t until I started...

Student Voices: How Writing Can Help Navigate Depression

By Evelyn Gutierrez, Current Student, UCSB When I was 18, I was officially diagnosed with depression. With my depression came instant mood changes, feelings of hopelessness, and guilt from being told constantly that...

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New feature film JUST SAY GOODBYE explores teen suicide

Matt Walting is making his directorial debut with the newly released ‘Just Say Goodbye’, the story of a young woman trying to save the life of her suicidal friend. After enduring years of...

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Student Voices: Visiting Museums to Calm Anxiety

By Evelyn Gutierrez, Current Student, UCSB Calming anxiety can be a real challenge. I know because I have dealt with anxiety for a decade now. For the first number of years navigating my...

Illustrations for Awareness

My name is Karthik, and I’m from Bangalore, India. I work as a freelance artist (painting, illustrating and content writing) and am a tarot reader. I’ve become more passionate about mental health awareness,...

“What She Said”: AWI Exclusive Interview!

What do you do when an all-female filmmaking team introduces you to a film shining a light on the aftermath of sexual assault? You interview them, of course! We were excited to connect...

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