For the last couple of months I have been working on a film that will share true stories about 7 different types of mental health disorders :
– OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
– Bipolar Disorder
– Eating Disorder
– DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder)
– PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
through the arts. My goal for this film is to help eliminate or limit stereotypes about people within the mental health community, connected and inspired people with these struggles through the arts, and (for once in this world) create something that empathizes and supports people within the mental health community rather than mocking them (much like Hollywood does these days). There are 7 main short stories within this film, a couple of mini-stories/art pieces in the film, a special guest appearance, and an intermission in the middle as well. Each of the 7 different segments of the film will have a mental disorder and art form as its focus. There will be one story per scene that focuses on how this person copes, is inspired by, and/or portrays their mental health disorder through the arts.
Participants had the choice to be credited or to be anonymous within this project. They also had to choose between two prompts; “PROMPT 1 — How have the arts affected your mental health and how has your mental health affected your arts?” or “PROMPT 2 — How to have the arts affected close friends or family members mental health or how has mental health affected close friends or family members arts?”.( with PROMPT 2, participants must have full consent and/or have the rights to share the close family members or friends stories, art pieces and/or experiences)
The stories in the film were created and based on real people’s stories and lives, collected from interviews, surveys, 1st person and 2nd person experiences of my own, and deep careful research I did as well.
Trigger warning: This film is based on true stories about mental health disorder and contains triggers, fear, mentions of suicide, lights sensitivity,
and fake blood.
Caution may be advised
SWP Media : https://youtube.com/channel/UCBvBvo-hQ2MDZK0v3szZXMg
YoursTrulyThea : https://youtube.com/channel/UCNYYZAAphSYOIMtLXiIwBJQ
Boston Arts Academy : https://youtube.com/channel/UCR0quSciDkr1fbHnOu9ZLwA
Schizophrenic NYC : https://youtube.com/channel/UCR5_ez7c5rhC6mIpcs6tAWg
ShadowBlackSwan : https://youtube.com/user/ShadowBlackSwan
Adam Matthew : https://youtube.com/channel/UCCYiUY2fFX_x14COKoi2TGA
The Cryptid System : https://youtube.com/c/TheCryptidSystem