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Youth mental health documentary to be screened in Bradford

Connecting the Dots the first feature documentary of its kind to offer 'raw and intimate look' at youth mental health from global perspective
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United Way Simcoe Muskoka (UWSM) is hosting a free screening of the documentary Connecting the Dots: A Global Conversation About Youth Mental Health in Bradford on June 23, 2022. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion to create a dialogue and shine a light on the youth mental health crisis. The panel will include the Canadian filmmaker Noemí Weis, local youth with lived experience, and local mental health advocates.

While not required, donations to UWSM will be collected. Funds raised will be used for local youth mental health supports through YouthCALL Service Link, a live-answer telephone and in-person service that assists vulnerable youth in South Simcoe as they navigate life’s obstacles.

Film synopsis: Connecting the Dots is the first feature documentary of its kind to offer a raw and intimate look at youth mental health from a global perspective. With heart-felt poignant stories of lived experience, the film exclusively showcases young voices breaking barriers surrounding youth mental health. Through highly cinematic and character driven storytelling, Connecting the Dots is emotional, reflective, and hopeful. Our future leaders are speaking up. It’s time to listen.

When: June 23, 2022 – 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: Green Valley Alliance Church, 758 Simcoe Road, Bradford L3Z 4B2

Who: This event is open to the public. Tickets are free however you are required to reserve seats through Eventbrite.