Over 60 international organizations have joined to screen the award-winning film, Hidden Pictures, as part of World Mental Health Day. We bring the film to Lexington recognizing that mental health was recently identified as a top priority public health issue in town. Our purpose is to raise awareness about the universal struggles of people with mental illness, and to promote a dialogue to help reduce stigma of mental illness that so often impedes recovery.
Panel: A panel discussion and audience dialogue will follow the screening of the film. Panelists include filmmaker Delaney Ruston, BasicNeeds' President, Dick Dougherty, Emily Lavine of Lexington Human Services, and Lisa Lamber, Executive Director of Parent Professional Advisory League.
About the Film: Filmmaker and physician Delaney Ruston explores the struggles faced by the 450 million people living with mental illness worldwide. Through deeply personal stories in India, China, Africa, France and the US, Hidden Pictures reveals a global epidemic of silence. The film was awarded "Most Moving Documentary" at Seattle's Independent Film Festival. It will screen at the WHO on World Mental Health Day, and air on American TV in May 2014. See www.hiddenpicturesfilm.com.