Think. feel. act. Depression.
We all have times when our mood is low, and we're feeling sad or miserable about life. Usually, these feelings pass in due course.
But if the feelings are interfering with your life and don't go away after a couple of weeks, or if they come back over and over again for a few days at a time, it could be a sign that you're experiencing depression.
In its mildest form, depression can mean just being in low spirits. It doesn't stop you from leading your normal life but makes everything harder to do and seem less worthwhile. At its most severe, depression can be life-threatening because it can make you feel suicidal.
Film's featured & Further info
Award-winning documentary short from filmmaker Arthur Cauty, which challenges stigma and encourages open conversation around mental illness and suicide in young people. Students in Bristol were offered a space to open up and share their thoughts and personal experiences of mental illness and suicide, with a view to encouraging people of all ages and backgrounds across the country and around the World to step forward and speak out.
Directed & Produced by Arthur Cauty Cinematography: Arthur Cauty & Jake Cauty Editor: Arthur Cauty
Production Assistant: Elisa Ruggirello
Filmed at Eyebox Studio,
Bristol a DC7 Films Production
Special thanks to Paulo Silva, Tom Wilson, Claire Jenna Ory, Hannah Carson, Amy-Leigh Hatton, Teodora Herczog, Natasha McGowan, Charlie Haines, Flavio Cannizzo & Nuhaadh Mahid for sharing.
Requiem follows the last moments of a suicidal teenager as he remembers all the pain and torment of his unfortunate life.
Written, directed, produced, edited, sound edited and mixed by Harrison John Bahe.
"I'm Fine" is a short film written and produced by Benjamin Erhardt alongside three of his peers during the Senior year of high school. The film touches on the subject of teenage depression, anxiety, and suicide. The film's story emphasizes the continuing need for us to have conversations about mental health in all stages of life.
Harper Welsh - Lindsey Mazelin
James Parks - Kyle Hastings
Written and produced by Benjamin Erhardt
DoP - John Grayson
Editor - Ashley Kao
Score - John Grayson
Directed by Lauren Fisher
Made in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) to mark World Mental Health Day, Writer and illustrator Matthew Johnstone tells the story of overcoming the "black dog of depression".
FOR SUPPORT & MORE INFO
Information on child and adolescent mental health.
Phone: Helpline 0808 802 5544
Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.
Phone: 0300 123 3393
CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably, for men aged 15 to 35.
Phone: 0800 58 58 58
Emotional support, information & guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families & carers.
Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Phone: 116 123