Catch da Flava Radio - Mental Health Series at Hot Docs

For our January 16th, 2018 edition of Catch da Flava Youth Radio, cohost Diamond speaks to guest Scott Miller Berry from Workman Arts about the upcoming Mental Health Series at Hot Docs Cinema, and their opening film “The S Word.” The conversation surrounds issues on suicide, what the documentary is about. Scott talked about themes like isolation, depression, and the warning signs for someone who may be facing issues of suicide. In their collaboration with Hots Docs Cinema to get the word out about mental health, Scott talked about his work with Workman Arts and the organization in general. Workman Arts is an arts initiative which utilizes the impact of the arts on the quality of life for those living with mental health and addiction issues. Because of their heavy emphasis on the arts to support those with mental health concerns, it would only seem a natural fit to collaborate with Hot Docs on this topic.

In discussing the upcoming documentary, Scott talked to us about how documentaries have the ability to get the word out on different issues. Also, they facilitate conversation and discussion, especially in an open cinema with several people in attendance sharing the same experience, it is bound to help people engage in conversation about what they just saw and what they learned from the experience. In suggesting some resources for those in search of help when facing issues around suicide, Scott suggested our audience look toward The Distress Centre, which tries its best to be very accommodating to the needs of those who reach out for their resources. Their number is 416-408-HELP and their website is https://www.torontodistresscentre.com We would like to thank Scott Miller Berry for talking with us about the upcoming Mental Health Series. For more information on the upcoming film series, check out their website to register and explore the films every Wednesday until Bell Let’s Talk Day on January 31st at:

https://hotdocscinema.ca/c/mental-health-series


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