Films against stigma: Screening & Conversations

Talking about mental health issues to others can feel shameful, boring, selfish and burdensome. Those going through depression, addictions, bi-polar or other debilitating conditions often face much shame and stigma from society in general. Many people seem almost embarrassed to admit that they need help and support, thinking it’s a weakness; whilst others think that having a mental health problem is something that happens to other people who are often perceived to be unstable and disturbed. There is a lot of prejudice, ignorance, fear and discrimination about mental health as it is usually dealt with behind closed doors; when it should be spoken about as openly as all health issues, so that the root causes can be addressed as a community.

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