BY VANESSA MCCRAY, TRAVERSE CITY — A film chronicling a local agency’s efforts to shatter stigmas associated with mental illness received out-of-state attention.
“To See What I See: The Stigma of Mental Illness” details the Stigma Busters project of Northern Lakes Community Mental Health. The film was shown Sunday at the 6th Annual New York City Mental Health Film Festival.
The 20-minute film shares stories of people who experienced mental illness and describes the devastating impact that associated stigmas can have. Through art, creating a photo-biography, writing and speaking to groups, project participants recounted their journey to recovery. The film captures their thoughts as well as their artwork and photographs.