Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Congratulations Jeremy Tucker!

I recently came across this news article about a young man, Jeremy Tucker who along with his friend Ruben Pracas, decided to get the word out about mental illness and share his own personal experience of growing up with a parent with bipolar disorder. What resulted was a short film and a win at the National Youth Film Competition.

This film was made at an Australian youth camp organized by Wanslea, a camp created to help kids going through difficult times. Since many of the kids are uncomfortable talking about their experience, they were asked to express themselves on paper. (Wearne, 2011) Check out this award winning video above and read more in the article below.

I really appreciate those who open up and use their challenging experiences for good. It’s also encouraging to see young people talk about mental illness and step up to fight the stigma.

Congratulations Jeremy Tucker, you make a Mama Bear proud!

News article about Jeremy Tucker’s film and award:

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The West Austrialian
Phoebe Wearne
Published: June 27, 2011
Consulted: July 26, 2011

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