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Art With Impact & Healthy Minds Canada partner to deliver Movies for Mental Health

Art With Impact’s Movies for Mental Health, developed in the US and launching in Canada through a partnership with Healthy Minds Canada, is a program that leverages the power of unique and honest short films to fight the stigma of mental illness on postsecondary campuses. College and university offer new opportunities but this changing and transitional environment can lead to an overwhelming number of new stresses. Our approach aids in building self-compassion and understanding in students, and empowers young adults to gain a better understanding of their mental health and the importance of self-care. Your support will connect students directly to the resources accessible to them on campus and within their community, which is vital in enabling students to receive the help they need.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

January 13 – Western University, London (view poster)

January 21– OCAD University, Toronto

January 27 – Algoma University, Sault Ste Marie

January 29 – Bishops University, Sherbrooke, QC  (view poster)

February 3 – Alberta College of Art & Design, Alberta (view poster)

February 8 – University of Alberta, Edmonton

February 9 – Lakehead University, Thunder Bay

October 14, 2015
The University of Toronto
Hart House U of T 5
October  7, 2015
Trent University

 October  6, 2015
Durham College and University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)

September 30, 2015
Laurentian University

November 4, 2015
Seneca College
King City Campus

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November 12, 2015
George Brown College

In the News

The Year in Film (2015)

2015 was an eventful year for positive mental health messages in online media. Celebrities like actress Lena Dunham and rapper Kendrick Lamar came out of the so-called mental health closet, bravely engaging in honest conversations about their challenges. Outlets like Upworthy and The Huffington Post grew their focus on positive mental health messaging. Over the past year it has felt like we’re on the verge of a cultural shift in how we think and talk about mental health in our society. This article even contains a shout out to our very own Movies for Mental Health partner, Art With Impact!

Read about Art With Impact’s presentation at the 17th Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Care Conference on their blog here!

Resources we love (and think you might like too!)

The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health’s Mental Health Channel

The Mental Health Channel is a new online network that’s changing the conversation through inspiring true stories. They offer 12 original documentary series and over 82 episodes online. All available 24/7. Always free to view, free to share, and commercial free! There’s even a Mental Health OnLine Film Festival, with awards and everything!

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