I struggled a lot with my mental health as a teenager. I became homeless when my relationship with my parents fell apart. My life got progressively worse over a period of years. Finding less and less reasons to continue, I decided to end my life. My friend caught me just in time. Something about that experience woke me up and I finally realized I needed to change. That's what I'm doing now.
I have a vision
I am interviewing a diverse variety of people and then encouraging them to get involved in producing short films with me to really capture what they are going through in their minds. After I collect enough stories I will create a documentary that will impact people in a really unique way, using creativity and art, rather than objective facts and statistics. Because the experience we have is subjective and that is the real challenge that everyone who is trying to help others is facing. One person can't understand everyone, but everyone can understand themselves.
Tackling Social Issues
I have also begun to discuss social issues that contribute to the challenges some people face which effect their mental health.