Wednesday, 21 November 2018
Arts Healthcare Weekend Video

Weekend Video – Matt: Forensic mental health success stories

KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – This weekend’s touching video sends the message that people found “not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder” are human beings first of all, who, like everybody, get sick, and then get better again.

Watch the video here.

Each year, 850 Canadians are found by a court to be ‘Not Criminally Responsible on account of Mental Disorder’. Almost all will return to the community, with upwards of 90% will never reoffend.

Matt’s” story, written/performed by spoken word artist Andre Fenton, is part of a collection of narratives gathered for the Forensic Mental Health Success Stories project. It’s based on a real story.

There are additional videos in the series. You can find them hereThey are all equally beautifully filmed by filmmaker/videographer Stephanie Young. We love her work.

You’re worthy
Even if you feel locked away in your cage
you can unlock this. Jump out feet first
and allow yourself to be a metaphor
for something more

Check it out!


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