#TimeToTalk is a short film produced by Shout Out UK to celebrate 2017’s World Mental Health Day.
Music: ‘Seen It All’ by Jake Bugg from his 2012 self-titled debut album.
The film is a mosaic of 5 interviewees suffering from various mental health disorders – varying from schizophrenia, to bipolar, to anxiety and depression.
It’s #TimeToTalk about our mental health.
Mental health affects our emotional, psychological and social functions and is of crucial concern for all people of all ages. One in four people will experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives.
However, even though so many people are affected, there is still a significant social stigma attached to mental illnesses and too many people with mental health problems experience forms of discrimination and isolation from society in general. Indeed, nearly nine out of ten people with mental health problems say that stigma and discrimination have a negative effect on their lives.
Opening up about mental illnesses should not be a taboo topic, but rather a way for people to communicate and explore different ways on how to recover or being able to live with and manage their condition. It’s #TimeToTalk about our mental health.