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Mental Health and the Media: Panel and Screening

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Halifax Central Library

5440 Spring Garden Road

Halifax, NS B3J 1E9

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Dec 3, 2017, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Halifax Central Library: Room 301

De-stigmatizing mental illness is an important hot-button topic. Join expert panelists for a lively discussion about the representation of mental health in today’s media, with a special focus on film. After the panel, enjoy a thought provoking screening of BAFF’s best films focused on mental health. This event is generously sponsored by Carter Ford LLP.

Panelists include:

Tyler Simmonds: filmmaker, artist, writer, entrepreneur, and winner of BAFF 2016’s “Best Local” film. Tyler uses creative expression to help him cope with obstacles and inspire others.

Stephanie Young: is an award-winning artist, filmmaker, photographer, and activist based in Halifax, N.S. Her work is heavily influenced by issues facing her as an active member of both the queer and mental health communities.

Dillon Garland: Film director, writer, and owner/founder of River Point Films. Dillon has directed various short films that put a spotlight on depression and mental illness.

Lesley Hartman: Trauma-informed psychologist who works with adults, adolescents and couples. Specialties include PTSD, anxiety, depression, recovery from illness or injury, grief, career choices or relationship concerns.

Bob Carter: Partner at Carter Ford LLP. Bob has spent almost 20 years collaborating with the Canadian Mental Health Association (Halifax-Dartmouth Branch) serving as board chair, and was named Past Chair Emeritus in 2013.

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