Art With Impact #myMHmatters Campaign Promotes Mental Wellness Through Film

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month 2017, the #myMHmatters movement encourages people to cultivate wellness through the arts.

Art With Impact (AWI) promotes mental wellness by creating space for young people to learn and connect through art and media.  Committed to a future where artists are revered as cultural icons of courage and change, enabling young people to communicate freely and fearlessly about their mental health, AWI creates spaces - online and in person - where individuals can communicate about mental health without the barriers created by stigma.

For Mental Health Awareness Month and Mental Health Awareness Week which kick off today, May 1, Art With Impact is promoting wellness through an innovative #myMHmatters campaign. Every week day during the month of May Art With Impact will post a film from their groundbreaking OLIVE Film Collection along with an interview of a filmmaker, advocate or organization change-making in the field of the film theme for that day. There will also be questions to reflect on how the film and daily theme can relate to your own life, and provide a list of mental health resources and organizations to connect with. 

Because AWI is committed to creating a world where nobody feels isolated, ashamed, or hopeless when they experience mental illness, this is a great way to engage in mental wellness by learning new practices and gaining new knowledge. The campaign provides a fun to maintain wellness while reducing stigma, engaging in meaningful art, and learning about individuals and organizations doing great work. 

To engage with the campaign: watch the film of the day, engage with the questions, and AWI your thoughts in the blog comments, via Facebook comment, by tagging us or retweeting on Twitter, or commenting and tagging Instagram with the hashtag #MyMHMatters

Source: Art With Impact