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"Shine" : The Movie, with a discussion to follow
Come for a special screening of "Shine," a moving documentary about young people in the East Bay confronting the consequences of mental illness. "Shine" highlights the inspirational and personal stories of transitional-aged youth (also known as TAY) in overcoming mental health challenges born from trauma. The documentary follows one young man’s battle with depression after an armed robbery leaves him paralyzed, and a young woman living with PTSD and depression after years of sexual abuse. It also features another young woman who speaks on her mental health challenges in adolescence and the importance of peer support.
The film is a project of Peers Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery Services (PEERS) and is directed by media activist and award-winning director Dan Reilly. The film crew includes transitional-aged young people from the RYSE Youth Center in Richmond, California. "Shine" was made possible thanks to a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Cast members will be on hand for a discussion that follows.