Kickstarter Funding for Important Mental Health Campaigns

It’s Kickstarter feature time! This time I have two for you to take a look at and both are incredibly important because they address a topic that, I believe, is too often swept under the rug. And that is mental health. So without further ado. Here are two Kickstarters that need your help, right now.

The Hospital Visit

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The Hospital Visit
By: Aaron Fisher
Where: Kickstarter Page
Needs: $5,000
Ends: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Description:
“The subject of my son’s film deals with important mental health issues, such as major depression and suicide – there is more information about the film in the link below. Aaron was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and major depression five years ago. With medication and therapy, he has learned to cope with this debilitating illness, and has been quite accomplished – making numerous short films since middle school.” – Danny Fisher.

Live Through This: Life on the Other Side of Suicide

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Live Through This: Life on the Other Side of Suicide
By: Dese’Rae L. Stage
Where: Kickstarter Page
Needs: $15,538
Ends: Thursday, March 21, 2013
Description:
“The meat of Live Through This comes from talking to other survivors about their experiences with suicide and then, after each interview, making a portrait. Later, I publish that portrait with an excerpt of the survivor’s story on the website. The idea is to level the playing field and humanize suicide by showing the faces of real people who have attempted to take their lives, but lived instead. Live Through This asks the viewer to look into the eyes of the survivors, and in doing so, it helps the viewer to realize that these people could be anyone.”

Please consider donating to either of these Kickstarters. Mental health is an incredibly important topic and one that I hold close to my heart. Even if it’s a small donation, it will go far.