Severe Persistent Mental Illness plagues 97,000 Utahns annually. The battles and struggles caused by mental illness are real, and its influence upon our community is felt by many. ‘LABELED’ will showcase thought-provoking films that explore mental health issues from numerous perspectives. It’s designed to bring together a community of health providers, government agencies, educators, policy makers, caregivers, and individuals who want to better understand and support those with mental illness.
For over 30 years, Alliance House has served adults living with a Severe or Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI). They are part of Clubhouse International that champions psycho-social programs for those living with SPMI. Alliance House members have the unique opportunity to connect into a supportive and collaborative community to rebuild their confidence and have purpose.
Alliance House is the host of ‘Labeled’ and works with the Canadian Au Contraire Film Festival to select quality films for ‘Labeled’. Both film festivals recognize that the power of creative expression is a catalyst that inspires citizens to take action. The goal of the festivals is to dispel stereotypes and reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness. ACFF films reflect the realities of stigmatization – the feelings of being afraid, ignored, devalued, rejected or irrelevant but also emphasize that mental illness is not a fault, not a weakness, not a lack of character, not hopeless. It is an illness. Learn more at www.acff.ca.
Contrary to popular belief, mental illness is NOT a fault, NOT a weakness, NOT a lack of character, NOT hopeless... It's an illness. This festival will spotlight stories of humanity through profound documentaries, film shorts, animations and full-length features. Also engage in 20-minute, post-screening discussion panels with selected filmmakers, mental health professionals, or those living with SPMI.
In a culture that stigmatizes people living with mental illness, LABELED Mental Health Film Festival challenges audiences to understand the person behind the labels. Stereotypically, movies portray those with mental illness as outcasts, debilitated, isolated, dependent, dangerous, unpredictable, comedic, annoying and incompetent.
LABELED strives to humanize them as, chances are, you know someone who is touched by mental illness.
Labeled seeks to promote more sophisticated representations of people with mental illness. Stereotypically, movies portray those with mental illness as outcasts, debilitated, isolated, dependent, dangerous, unpredictable, annoying and incompetent. Labeled strives for the opposite.
To explore the facts and mythologies of mental illness as presented by national and international filmmakersTo facilitate discussions amongst mental health providers, law makers, and audiences with respect to these cinematic representations To increase awareness and advocacy for mental health issues and concerns.
The Labeled Film Festival is an initiative of Alliance House, a Salt Lake City 501(c)3 non profit whose greater mission is assisting adults, who, due to their mental illness, are having difficulty moving forward and recovering their lives. Alliance House helps Members to build self-confidence and self -esteem, reintegrate into their community, become independent and productive, and live happy healthy lives.The Labeled film festival recognizes the power of creative expression as a catalyst that inspires Salt Lake City’s citizens to take action, Alliance House is committed to assist others find gainful employment, combined with a supportive environment and meaningful relationship; dispelling stereotypes by promoting issues of social justice, diversity and human rights that adds a voice to a marginalized community.
The Labeled Film Festival creates several opportunities to educate people about mental illnesses:The first step is raising awareness of the issues, which is accomplished through the promotion of the festival's concept in the media. People who participate in the festival organizing and who attend the events are educated as they interact with consumers of mental health services. The films that are selected provide facts and uncover myths surrounding mental illnesses while entertaining. The festival provides venues for discussion, presentations, consumer-produced art and entertainment and other educational material. Through films, the festival also provides a vehicle, or vocabulary, to express a person's emotions and experiences with mental illnesses.
Read statistics and hear some opinions on the subject of mental health. Feel free to comment and add your input to the conversation.
SALT LAKE, UT (January 30, 2017) LABELED, a four-day interactive mental health film festival at the Broadway Theatre, will challenge audiences to see the individuals behind the labels associated with Severe Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) – an issue that plagues 22 percent of the Utah population.
Most people believe that mental disorders are rare and “happen to someone else." In fact, mental disorders are common and widespread. An estimated 54 million Americans suffer from some form of mental disorder in a given year.
Princess Leia. We finally saw a heroine willing to fight the resistance and not stand idly by. As life’s struggles and curve balls come my way, I secretly pull from my childhood fantasy and ask, “What would Leia do?”
Hosted by The Alliance House, a Salt Lake non-profit agency that seeks to provide a supportive environment where adults with SPMI can rebuild their self-respect, dignity, and abilities through education, productive work, and meaningful relationships.
Festival is additionally hosted by Super Top Secret, a one-of-a-kind hyper creative agency.
Film Festival is produced by NEWERA.media, a content marketing agency.
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