It is a film that shows us how mental health is not what we think it is. It is not only the polar extremes of what the media often describes it to be. It comes in hundreds of shades and in places we do not notice.
Kate, a mental health expert who has given three TED talks and written three books, now faces her biggest challenge -- preparing herself, her husband, and her 5-year old son for her terminal cancer diagnosis. In a tough irony, she is practicing what she preached so well in her trainings.
Stephen, who spent his career caring for senior citizens as a social worker and pastor, now battles his eighth year of Alzheimers. And like Kate, boldly had to practice what he preached. His wife and children by his side facing their own struggles to do the right thing.
As the memories of Afghanistan linger, Luke's young sons try to understand why their hero sometimes loses his temper. While wife Amy shares the struggles each of them face to get past go.
“Simone Biles highlights importance of mental health in Olympics withdrawal”
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“Veterans struggle with issues that are often invisible to others”
A veteran journalist and news anchor, Richard Lui has more than 30 years in television, technology, and business. Currently at MSNBC and CNN Worldwide before, he is the first Asian American male to anchor a daily national cable news program. The film is inspired by Lui's experience as a caregiver for his father. Learn more at www.richardlui.com
Alex is among the “top 40 Young Journalists in America” as named by AAJA. His work in production for NBC News National, the NBA, and NHL have taken him across the globe. His work for this film honors caregivers in his family. Learn more at www.alexlotv.com
Donald Young is Director of Programs for the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM). He oversees programmatic work including filmmaker funding, talent support and development, national productions, and broadcasts. Most recently, Young was Executive Producer on “Asian Americans,” a five-hour history series for PBS.
Jean Tsien has been working in documentary for 35 years as an editor, producer, and consultant. Her editing credits include Scottsboro: An American Tragedy, a 2001 Academy Award nominee. Tsien recently executive produced a 5-part series for PBS on Asian Americans and consulted the 2020 Academy Award winner American Factory.
As CEO of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, Steve spearheads the country's preeminent organization supporting military and veteran caregivers. Steve's achievements include driving the expansion of the VA Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers to caregivers of every war era.
Sal is considered an expert in the field of diversity & inclusion. He is responsible for the development of short and long-term strategies in the areas of workforce, leadership development, community partnerships and NBCUniversal's Employee Resource Groups, with a focus on enhancing the company's diverse and inclusive environment.
Daphne Kwok is the Vice President of Multicultural Leadership for the Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Audience Strategy at AARP. Her work empowers AAPIs to choose how they live as they age.
Eliana is an award-winning Director and Cinematographer. She's logged thousands of miles for NatGeo and BBC Travel capturing surprising animal encounters. Her latest work in festivals as Director and Cinematographer includes Spirit of Discovery.
Brooklyn native, Mielle Ezra is a skilled production sound mixer. Her passion for sound allows her to capture the sonic world naturally on many narrative and documentary feature films with pristine clarity and precision.
Maria Lineva is a composer who graduated from Gnesin Academy and Berklee College of Music. Growing up in Russia, she was exposed to classical and contemporary education that both influenced her compositional approach.
Michelle is a Brooklyn based documentary editor. Feature credits include When Claude Got Shot, Harbor From the Holocaust, Down a Dark Stairwell, 9-MAN, Like Any Other Kid, and (A)Sexual. Short form credits include the web series Black Folk Don't, as well as Art:21's New York Close Up.
Aimee is a New York-based film editor with experience in a variety of forms: features and shorts, fiction and non-fiction, immersive video installations, commercials, and music videos. She has a degree in filmmaking and film theory from Vassar College. Recent work includes the documentary feature I Am We, which follows a woman with Dissociative Identity Disorder as she uncovers the roots of her condition.
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