Mental Health Film

Mental Health Film 2018-03-26T16:43:32+00:00

Mental Health Film

Reel Stories. Real People., Inc. is creating an educational film on eating disorders to assist teachers, so they can have an open discussion about mental health with their students. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, yet they are treatable. Most public health textbooks don’t go into depth about this debilitating illness. After students watch this film, teachers will facilitate a guided discussion to help erase the stigma attached to eating disorders.

A film starts the conversation in the community

Learning never ends. A film about eating disorders will expose people to a topic that’s typically taboo. There’s a stigma attached to mental illness, however, the only way to fight this belief is to educate with valuable knowledge. This short film will introduce students to three eating disorders that are plaguing our country. Educating people in a dynamic, visually appealing way that includes strong storytelling allows participants to develop a “well-rounded” base of information on this topic.

We’re here to challenge, encourage, and expose viewers to this mental illness so they have the tools necessary to combat an illness that claims thousands of lives annually.

Lend a helping hand for the greater good

Our mission can’t take effect unless we have the support of everyone in our community. We’re asking for your financial support as we work to raise $200,000 to produce a movie that captures viewers’ attention about this deadly illness. People in our communities who we’ve known for years are secretly suffering from this internal battle. If we don’t face the realities, we may lose them. To stop it, we have to act now and do something immediately. Your donation will assist in material content, writing, producing, casting, shooting, editing, and distribution. The educational film and guided curriculum will be given to school districts nationwide for free to be used within their public health courses. Together, we can tackle an issue and lead those suffering to a path full of physical, nutritional, psychological, and emotional restoration.

Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, yet they are treatable. For those suffering, their eating disorder is their best friend and their worst enemy. It provides them with the comfort to control, restrict, or gorge on food, while ignoring the emotional and insidious pain that overrules their thoughts. If not properly treated, this mental illness may consume and kill our loved ones.

We’re creating an educational film to assist teachers, so they can have an open discussion about mental health with their students. Most public health textbooks don’t go into depth about this debilitating illness. This film will introduce students to three eating disorders that are plaguing our country. Educating people in a dynamic, visually appealing way that includes strong storytelling, which allows people to develop a “well-rounded” base of information on this topic. After students watch this film, teachers will facilitate a guided discussion to help erase the stigma attached to eating disorders.

By offering help, you can show those suffering how to once again love themselves. Our mission can’t take effect unless we have the support of everyone in our community. We’re asking for your financial support as we work to raise $200,000 to produce a movie that captures viewers’ attention about this deadly illness. Your gift will assist in material content, writing, producing, casting, shooting, editing, and the distribution of this educational film.

How You Can Inspire Change

  • Eating disorders are a community issue; the only way to solve this problem is by having people take a stand and be informed about the symptoms, behaviors, and recovery methods.

  • People in our communities, who we’ve known for years, are secretly suffering from this internal battle. If we don’t face the realities we may lose them. To end this cycle, we have to act now and do something.

  • To change an outcome, we need people to spearhead awareness campaigns in their communities. We encourage you to start conversations about the unhealthy relationship with food.

  • Learning never ends – it’s important to expose people to the realities of eating disorders. There’s a stigma attached to mental illness, however, the only way to end this is to educate with valuable knowledge.