Mental Illness has gotten such a bad rap in media and literature. This has spread misinformation and fear. But guess what! This is all changing! Here are some local and national resources for Mental Health Media.
Mental Health Matters
Hearing voices can be a scary thing, but did you know it can also provide comfort to some? Why is such an experience regarded as a gift in some cultures but a diagnosable condition in others? Host Shannon Eliot chats with Adrian Bernard, a mental health advocate and peer support worker in Santa Cruz County, about the concept of hearing voices — the good, the bad, and what most people don't know.
Check out our leadership on Santa Cruz Community Television.
A New State of Mind - Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness
Created by KVIE-TV, Sacramento’s public television station
Narrated by award-winning actress and mental health advocate Glenn Close
Funded by the voter-approved Mental Health Services Act (Prop. 63)
Want to see some accurate depictions of mental illness?
The PRISM Awards have been brought to you by the Entertainment Industries Council, Inc, for the past 17 years. PRISM Awards are given away to writers, producers, actors and actresses for their accurate depictions of mental health and substance abuse. Substance abuse and mental health not only affect the person involved but also others around them, and they are proud to commend those that are involved in the art of making a difference.
Directing Change is a California-wide student public service announcement (PSA) contest. Click here to watch the PSAs submitted by the regional winners.