Connecting the Dots: A Global Conversation about Youth Mental Health
Catalogue Number: NW0000
Producer: Noemi Weis
Producing Agencies: Film Blanc
Subject: Documentary, Family Studies/Home Economics, Gender Studies, Global Issues, Guidance, Health, Psychology, Social Issues, Social Sciences, Sociology
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2020
Running Time: 55:34
The first documentary of its kind, Connecting the Dots takes on the subject of mental health through the voices of young people around the world. From Edmonton and New York to Nigeria and Australia, young people talk openly about their experiences in a way you have never seen or heard before. At a time when youth are facing increased anxiety and depression—on top of unrest surrounding systemic racism, sexual orientation, and gender discrimination—it’s more important than ever to stop and listen. Intimate and heartfelt, the film brings this crisis to the surface, while shedding light on the inspiring ways we can break through barriers and take action.
- Post Viewing Discussion Guide for Community Members
- Post Viewing Discussion Guide for Mental Health Professionals
- Post Viewing Discussion Guide for Parents, Caregivers and Families
- Post Viewing Discussion Guide for Teachers, School Counsellors and Administrators
- Post Viewing Discussion Guide for Youth and Peer to Peer Support Workers
WINNER, AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – Accolade Global Film Competition
“We believe that this film has the potential to shed some light on this global concern in our communities and the hope that it might assist caregivers in assessing their own children’s mental health…” – School Principal
“It was one of the best documentaries I have experienced.” – Elizabeth McAllister, Manor Park Community Association
“Such an empowering film with an uplifting effect! This film has the power to save lives.” – Leslie Kulperger, Myles Ahead, Advancing Child & Youth Mental Health
“What an amazing film! Thank you for using your platform to amplify youth voice.” – Nikki St. Clair, Assistant Coordinator, Timmins Youth Wellness Hub
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