On May 6 from 6-8:30 p.m. the Community Resource Center in partnership with El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition, El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, and local non-profits will host a screening of “A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness,” a documentary narrated by award-winning actress Glenn Close.
“A New State of Mind” tells the stories of everyday Californians who have lived with a mental illness, shattering myths as it highlights their hope, resilience and recovery.
After the screening of the hour-long documentary, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from a panel of mental health professionals from El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, New Morning Youth and Family Services, El Dorado County Mental Health Division, NAMI, as well as a local resident living successfully with mental illness. Attendees will access information about community resources and learn how they can make a difference in their families and in our community.
Refreshments will be served
The meeting is at the El Dorado Hills Community Services District Pavilion, 1021 Harvard Way in El Dorado Hills.
One in four American adults suffers from a diagnosable mental health illness in any given year but many don’t seek help because of fear of judgment, isolation and discrimination. The stigma associated with mental illness can be more destructive than the illness itself.
Through the stories of real Californians “A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness,” viewers will see that mental health challenges are more common than they think, that they can be managed and that recovery is possible.
The documentary was produced as part of a comprehensive statewide effort to increase the number of people who seek early help for mental challenges by reducing stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness.
Stigma and Discrimination Reduction is one of three Prevention and Early Intervention Initiatives spearheaded by CalMHSA, an organization of county governments working together to improve mental health outcomes for individuals, families and communities.
To learn more about “A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness” and California’s mental health movement visit EachMindMatters.org or contact Judy Knapp at [email protected] or 530-417-0256.