NAMI Wisconsin, NAMI Dane County, NAMI UW-Madison and the UW-Madison School of Social Work will be hosting a FREE screening of Call Me Crazy Courtesy of A&E Television Networks, LLC May 9th at Memorial Union! It will be 1 of ONLY 100 screenings NATIONWIDE!
Through the five shorts in the film, named after each title character -- Lucy, Eddie, Allison, Grace and Maggie – powerful relationships built on hope and triumph raise a new understanding of what happens when a loved one struggles with mental illness. The film addresses bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, PTSD, and the effects of mental illness on family members and loved ones with the hope of raising awareness around mental illness and reducing the stigma and fear associated with it.
Doors open at 6:30PM and the screening will take place from 7-8:30PM with a discussion to follow. There will be representatives from Journey Mental Health and the VA to attend the event so as to allow people to opportunity to hear more about the resources in your area and answer questions you may have.
Please note that this film does contain some very real-life scenarios and may illicit strong feelings and reactions in some of our audience members. We will have people on hand to help in case anyone finds themselves in a state of crisis or needs to step away.
Additional questions or any interest in helping out with the event can be directed to Kyira Hauer at the NAMI Wisconsin office at 608-268-6000 or firstname.lastname@example.org