Free film Screening “HEALING VOICES”

 

When: Saturday April 30, 2016 2:00pm (door opens 1:30pm)

Where: Los Altos Public Library, Orchard Room, 13 S San Antonio Road, Los Altos, CA 

Printable PDF File click here

HEALING VOICES is a feature-length documentary which explores the experiences commonly labeled as “psychosis” through the real life stories of individuals working to overcome extreme mental states, and integrate these experiences into their lives in meaningful ways. The film follows three subjects – Oryx, Jen, Dan – over a period of nearly five years and features interviews with notable personalities, including: Robert Whitaker, Dr. Bruce Levine, Will Hall, Marius Romme, and others, on the history of psychiatry and the rise of the “medical model” of mental health and treatment. By way of the harrowing and inspiring stories of individuals learning to negotiate and grow through their madness, HEALING VOICES challenges us to rethink our cultural understanding of “mental illness” by bringing a message of recovery and charting a course for effective alternative treatments that enable people to live productive and meaningful lives.

 

There will be a discussion session after the screening, led by Cardum Harmon, the Exective Director at the Heart and Soul.

 

This film screening is made possible through the efforts of Heart and Soul http://www.heartandsoulinc.org, a peer support center in San Carlos, and South Bay
Project Resource http://www.southbayprojectresource.org

 

Please email us at southbayproiectresource@gmail.com for concerns or questions.

For more information about Healing Voices, please click here to visit the official site.

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