Singapore Mental Health Film Festival 2019 | FILM: No Letting Go (Second screening)
No Letting Go
Jonathan D. Bucari / USA
2015 / 104 minutes / English / PG / Some Coarse Language
What would you do to save your child? A young teenager struggles with a debilitating mental illness as his mother risks everything to save him without losing the rest of her family.
No Letting Go is a dramatic, independent feature film adapted from the award-winning short film, ILLNESS, and based on the real-life story of producer and co-writer Randi Silverman and her family. The film is a heartfelt look at one family’s journey to understand and to cope with the erratic behavior and emotional instability of their middle son.
"Its message of not letting go, never giving up, is one we all need to hear and see." — Dr. Lloyd Sederer, Huffington Post
2015 Accolade Global Film Competition Winner for Disability Issues
2015 The IndieFest Film Awards Winner for Best Feature Film
2016 LA Indie Film Fest Winner for Best Screenplay
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But Honey, You Look Fine
Jennifer Leonforte / Australia
2017 / 10 minutes / English / PG
But Honey, You Look Fine follows the first steps to recovery the filmmaker’s best friend Gabby must take in her self-authored take on life with bulimia. The film follows their journey together into their childhood to look at the social conditioning that caused it to develop in the first place.
2018 Changing Minds Competition Winner for Best Film
2018 Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival Youth Perspective Award
2017 A Shoe For A Change Film Festival Social Impact Award
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Youth Talks: Living with a Family Member with Mental Illness
What happens behind closed doors? Among us, there are youths who grow up with family member(s) diagnosed with a mental illness. Some suffer silently, while many cope courageously.
This panel is focused on the experiences of youths. We invite you to delve deeper into understanding the challenges faced by children and youths, and to see them as agentic beings with the capabilities in solving problems while living with a family member diagnosed with mental illness. Join our panelists who have walked the ground in this discussion, discover resources available, and explore ways in which you can play a part in supporting youths in distress.
(L-R Khoo Yi Feng, Tan Yi Ying, Cho Mingxiu, Vinti Mittal, Dian Farhanah)
Khoo Yi Feng is a Youth Engagement Worker at the Community Health Assessment Team at the Institute of Mental Health. He actively reaches out to young people in distress via phone calls, in-person engagements, talks and innovative outreaches. As a seasoned moderator, he believes in the power of holding space for genuine connection.
Tan Yi Ying heads the Youth Infinity at AMKFSC Community Services. She was part of The Orchid Project, a pilot project together with NCSS to provide services and support to children whose parents have mental illnesses. Through that project, she has learned to appreciate the struggles that these families go through and hopes to play a role in echoing these stories of resilience to the general public.
Cho Mingxiu is the Founder of Campus PSY, aimed at promoting peer support for youth mental health. He represented Singapore at the 2017 International Youth Mental Health Conference in Dublin, Ireland, and co-facilitated a pre-conference workshop on building the right workforce to future-proof youth mental health services. He believes that every youth can play a role in building an inclusive society.
Vinti Mittal is the Director of SACAC Counselling, a Sand therapist, and Expressive Therapy Practitioner. She counsels individuals on a broad range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, eat disorders, body image, grief, adjustments, and addiction. She is passionate about helping women/mothers with their everyday challenges.
Dian Farhanah, alongside her mother, has been caring for her older sister who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. Upon graduation, Dian took a break from her regular life to take care of her sister and bedridden grandmother. It has been four years of being a young caregiver, and she is now thinking of ways to get back on track.
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