Co-sponsored by Community Access and NYAPRS, the 10th Annual NYC Mental Health Film Festival brings to downtown Brooklyn a vivid selection of thought-provoking films which positively portray the mental health community. The event also includes Q&A sessions with filmmakers, audience discussions, and a free lunch.
Short films on Crisis Respite Centers in NYC
(108 min, film by Lucy Winer & Karen Easton)
A film depicting the legendary long term psychiatric hospital Kings Park.
Depictions narracted by former patient, Lucy Winer, who created the film.
A Sister's Call
(76 min, film by Rebecca Schaper & Kyle Tekiela)
One woman struggles to balance her marital family unit with her efforts to
keep her adult brother at home with her despite his disabilities.
A fictional comedy about the power of friendship between a teen struggling with
his mental health condition and a former police officer coping with a loss.
Coming Off Pscyh drugs
(75 min, film by Daniel Mackler)
A group of mental health leaders discuss how they have successful tapered off medication
through peer support and focusing on their mental health in a holistic manner.
WHEN: Saturday, May 17, 2014: 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 18, 2014: Noon to 5:30 pm.
WHERE: St Francis College, 182 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY
DIRECTIONS: 2,3 or 4,5 to Borough Hall; A or F to J Street/Borough Hall; R to Court Street
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For further information and for tickets, please contact Carla Rabinowitz
Telephone: (212) 780-1400 x7726 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Access provides housing, job training, and various other support services for individuals with psychiatric disabilities, the formerly incarcerated, and the homeless.
NYAPRS is a statewide coalition of mental health consumers and providers dedicated to improving services and social conditions for people with psychiatric disabilities.