Campus Screening Opportunities
My Depression, featuring the voices of Sigourney Weaver, Steve Buscemi & Fred Armisen, is a critically-acclaimed half-hour film that debuted on HBO in 2015. The film tells Elizabeth Swados’ personal story of her lifelong struggle with depression. Elizabeth — a successful Broadway composer, writer and director — uses her talents of music and storytelling to share her story and help others who may be struggling with emotional health conditions like depression.
“(A) half-hour gem. As charming and whimsical a discussion of depression as you’re likely to find. It’s honest and forthright as it talks about a condition often misunderstood and misrepresented.”
– New York Times
Plan A Campus Screening Event of HBO’s Animated Film, My Depression:
- The film is available on all HBO platforms and is also available to stream on Kanopy (click to see if your campus has access).
- Download the My Depression Screening Guide
- Watch the My Depression Trailer:
Mind/Game intimately chronicles Holdsclaw’s athletic accomplishments and personal setbacks, and her decision, despite public stigma, to become an outspoken mental health advocate. Still, she would face dramatic, unexpected challenges to her own recovery. The film, narrated by Glenn Close, tells a powerful story of courage, struggle, and redemption.
Plan A Campus Screening Event of Mind/Game Film:
The Edge of Success
The Edge of Success is a feature length documentary that looks at the issue of teenage suicide through the eyes of six teenagers whose school was thrust into the national spotlight after two suicide clusters in the span of six years.
These students bravely open up and talk about their mental health struggles in hopes of helping others who might be struggling with their emotional and mental health. The film aims to help spur discussion about mental health that ultimately reduces the shame surrounding it and promotes awareness in a positive light.