Inspiration Through Empathy: Peer Support
A short documentary by a student filmmaker about a peer support group in Kelowna, BC, Canada. A group of mental health consumers meets weekly, views a presentation on a topic of their choice, then breaks into smaller groups to talk about their mental health issues and building wellness. Peer support is different than other support services (not a replacement, it’s complementary to professional services) because it’s a space for people to come together with others who truly understand what it’s like to live with a mental illness, providing empathy, reassurance, and connection that can’t be found any other way.
|Producer: Kirk Chavarie for CMHA Kelowna||Featuring: Denise, unidentified peer group members|
|Format: Flash||Date: 13/10/10|
Tags:brain, CanCon, consumer, mental_health, peer, psychology, treatment, video, wellness|
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