By ALLISON RIDGWAY Staff Reporter Three Canadian researchers are giving people who’ve experienced mental illnesses the resources and training to make their own documentary films to see if such videos challenge traditional media stereotypes about people who are mentally ill. So far, participants have created videos with substantially different themes and frameworks than the stories on mental illness usually found in mainstream media, said Ryerson journalism professor Gavin Adamson, one of three principal investigators for the Recovery Advocacy Documentary Research (RADAR) project. “Intuitively, it looks like it’s a whole different shape and set of stories that are being produced –…
Join RADAR Mental Health for a reception and free screening of short films, made by consumer/survivors, exploring issues surrounding mental illness. There will also be a post-screening discussion with the filmmakers, moderated by Ryerson School of Journalism Professor and Gavin Adamson. Click here to register.