Proud to announce that we will be showing the film on October 16th, at the “Reel Talk” film festival in Denton, TX hosted by University of North Texas’s Department of Disability and Addiction Rehabilitation and NAMI Denton County. We hope to see you there!
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UNT’s Department of Disability and Addiction Rehabilitation to partner with NAMI Denton County for mental illness awareness film festival
October 2, 2015
Denton, TX – UNT’s Department of Disability and Addiction Rehabilitation and NAMI Denton County join forces to host Reel Talk, a film festival to create dialogue and break the stigma of mental illnesses. Reel Talk kicks off, October 9, 2015 from 6:00pm until 8:30pm. The film festival will take place on the UNT campus in the Pohl Recreation Center located on Chestnut. On October 9th, the film of choice is “Call Me Crazy: A Five Film,” and Lifetime Original Movie, featuring Jennifer Hudson, Octavia Spencer, Lea Thompson, Brittany Snow, and more. Following five characters, Lucy, Grace, Allison, Eddie, and Maggie, the film seeks to present a clearer picture of what happens when a loved one struggles with mental illness.
For more information about the film, please visit http://www.mylifetime.com/movies/call-me-crazy-a-five-film
The final film of the festival is titled Out of Sight. Out of Sight is a gripping documentary that strives to shine a light on the plight of thousands of teenagers and young adults denied mental healthcare or discouraged from seeking it. It explores the stigmas surrounding adolescent mental health conditions and why so many young people are left alone and in the dark. It rejects the idea that these matters are best left “out of sight.” Two of the film directors will be present for the panel discussion following the film.
For more information about the film, please visit http://outofsightdocumentary.com/
Dr. Chandra Carey and UNT Graduate students in the Rehabilitation Counseling program hosting this event hope to raise awareness and reduce negative stigma surrounding mental illnesses.
About University of North Texas Department of Disability and Addiction Rehabilitation
Established in 1967 as the Center for Rehabilitation Studies (CRS). While the type and venue of training provided has evolved over the years, UNT has been a leader in providing training to rehabilitation professionals since its inception.
The University of North Texas (UNT) Rehabilitation Counseling graduate program is tied for #1 in Texas and ranked #15 nationally. Rehabilitation Counselors are the only professional counselors educated and trained specifically to serve individuals with disabilities. Rehabilitation counselors assist individuals with physical, mental, developmental, cognitive, and emotional disabilities to achieve their personal, career, and independent living goals.
For more information, please visit http://pacs.unt.edu/dar/.
About National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Denton County
Founded in 1988, NAMI Denton County is an all-volunteer organization, an affiliate of NAMI Texas and NAMI. The vision of NAMI Denton County is to provide support, education, and advocacy to those affected by mental illness in Denton County, Texas, and to liaison with other local, state, and national mental health organizations.
For more information, please visit http://namidenton.org/.
Chandra Carey, Ph.D., CRC
Department of Disability and Addiction Rehabilitation
University of North Texas