MENTAL HEALTH FILM SERIES

Since 2010, Bell Let’s Talk has helped open the floodgates of conversation about mental health. Leading up to and on Bell Let’s Talk Day, we are showcasing free docs that aim to break the stigma around mental illness.
 
Join the conversation in post-screening Q&As hosted by Rendezvous with Madness Program Director Geoff Pevere with filmmakers, subjects, and experts.
 
In recognition of the potentially triggering content of the participating films, supportive counsellors will be present at each screening.
 
Tickets: FREE (maximum of two per person)
Reserve yours HERE!
 
HOT DOCS Ted Rogers Cinema
506 Bloor St. West
(wheelchair accessible venue)
TTC: Bathurst Station
 
In partnership with Bell Let’s Talk and Hot Docs Cinema.
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The S Word
(Lisa Klein, USA, 93 min.)
 
A suicide attempt survivor is on a mission to find fellow survivors and share their stories of courage. Along the way, she discovers a rising movement transforming personal struggles into action.
 
 
Wednesday, January 17 | 6:30 PM
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Manic
(Kalina Bertin, Canada/USA, 84 min.)
 
Filmmaker Kalina Bertin bravely turns the camera on her own household to find answers for her siblings’ mental health issues. An assembly of home movies, interviews and observations, Manic is an urgent and compelling plunge into a family’s troubling personal history and the intangible ties that bind us.
 
 
Wednesday, January 24 | 6:30 PM
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Darkness and Hope: Depression, Sports and Me
(Hubert Davis, Canada, 44 min.)
 
Celebrated athletes open up to TSN Broadcaster and Off the Record host Michael Landsberg about their personal battles with depression, and their stories of perseverance. While facing his own mental health challenges, Landsberg brings insight and intelligence to an issue that often lives in the shadows of the professional sports world.
 
Wednesday, January 31 | 6:30 PM