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HCRS to Host Brattleboro Screening of “Healing Voices”

HCRS will join more than 125 community organizations around the world on Friday, April 29th to host a premier screening of Healing Voices.  The new documentary places a spotlight on mental health – or what society refers to as “mental illness.”

The HCRS-sponsored screening will take place in Brattleboro on April 29th at the Hooker-Dunham Theater, 139 Main Street, #407. A reception will begin at 6:30 pm, with the screening starting promptly at 7 pm. A panel discussion will follow the conclusion of the film.

Healing Voices, written and directed by P.J. Moynihan of Digital Eyes Film, explores the experience commonly labeled as “psychosis” through the stories of real-life individuals and asks the question, “What are we talking about when we talk about ‘mental illness.” The film follows three subjects – Oryx, Jen, and Dan – over nearly five years; it features interviews with notable international experts including Robert Whitaker, Dr. Bruce Levine, Celia Brown, Will Hall, and Dr. Marius Romme on the history of psychiatry and the rise of the “medical model” of mental illness.

The documentary is ideal for individuals with lived experience in the mental-health system, educators, peer counselors, advocates, researchers, psychiatrists, psychologists, healthcare workers, first responders, family members, and anyone who has been touched by mental-health issues in their lives.

For more information about the film, visit www.healingvoicesmovie.com.