It's very exciting to see a growing number of documentary films on mental health recovery, focusing on the current problems of the mental health care system, and the alternatives to the status quo. The latest such film is HEALING VOICES. But, making the film a reality takes money. Most of us are hard pressed these days to donate, but we can do so for as little as $1.00. Dollars add up.
HEALING VOICES is a feature-length documentary film examining mainstream mental healthcare and psychiatry in the United States.
See the trailer on the Kickstarter site and consider a donation to the cause.
Launched: Sep 6, 2012
WHAT IS THIS FILM ABOUT ?
Through the lens of individuals at various stages of their mental health story, HEALING VOICES will investigate topics including the stigma of psychiatric diagnoses, the role of trauma, pharmacology, alternatives to the Western one-size-fits-all medical model, and the power of storytelling in recovery.
WHO IS STEERING THE SHIP ?
The film is directed by PJ Moynihan of Digital Eyes Film, a US-based independent production company whose work in the field of mental health and recovery alternatives represents the growing body of evidence around progressive ways we as a society can support people experiencing mental health issues.
WHAT WAS THE GENESIS OF THIS PROJECT ?
Moynihan partnered with co-Producer and psychiatric survivor Oryx Cohen to create a short film for a mental health advocacy group that Cohen helped found, to be featured on Forbes.com. Accompanied by a written pitch featuring the personal account of Cohen's friend and fellow activist Will Hall, it became one of the most highly viewed stories on the entire Forbes site for several days running. This impassioned response suggested a critical need to raise the level of dialogue around mental health issues, and gave rise to the concept for a feature-length documentary.
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