pic.tv Launches #Imtalkingaboutit Mental Health Initiative With Film Screening May 7
Santa Monica, Ca - pic.tv, an internet based, multi-platform content network headquartered in Los Angeles today announced a May 7 screening of the award winning documentary “Lost Angels – Skid Row is My Home”. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on the film’s topic of mental health, entitled “What’s working? What’s not? What can we do better?”
pic.tv is simultaneously kicking off a national mental health initiative under the moniker #imtalkingaboutit. The “Lost Angels” screening is a pilot program that pic.tv will replicate across Los Angeles, the state and eventually the country using media as a starting point to the conversation. “Mental health issues plague millions of Americans everyday, especially people from diverse communities. NAMI research states: Diverse communities face many barriers such as higher levels of stigma, misinformation about mental health and language that prevent them from receiving care.“ Said Richard Cummings Jr., President and CEO of pic.tv “With #imtalkingaboutit we’re encouraging anyone affected by or interested in mental illness to come out and learn about the resources that are available.”
Throughout the event, mental health care professionals will be available to answer general questions and provide help guidance. Confirmed supporters in attendance include LAC-DMH (Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health), Skid Row Housing Trust and LA Care Health Plan.
The “Lost Angels” screening will be held at 10AM on May 7, 2016 at the Santa Monica Public Library Main Branch – Martin Luther King Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Complimentary refreshments provided by Peet’s Coffee & Tea. The post screening panel discussion will be streamed live on the pic.tv Facebook.
For additional information or to register, visit: LostAngelsFilmScreening.eventbrite.com
pic.tv is an internet-based multi-platform content network dedicated to creating, hosting and distributing the best in pro social entertainment. Our programming is curated and developed to serve and inspire the country’s most diverse communities.
The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health is the largest county-operated mental health department in the United States, directly operating programs in more than 85 sites, and providing services via contract program and DMH staff at approximately 300 sites co-located with other County departments, schools, courts and other organizations. Each year, the County contracts with more than 1,000 organizations and individual practitioners to provide a variety of mental health-related services. On average, more than 250,000 County residents of all ages are served every year. The Department’s mission -- enriching lives through partnership to strengthen our community’s capacity to support recovery and resiliency – is accomplished by working with stakeholders and community partners to provide clinically competent, culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate mental health services to clients in the least restrictive setting.
About LA Care Health Plan
Established in 1997, L.A. Care Health Plan is an independent public agency created by the state of California to provide health coverage to low-income Los Angeles County residents. We are the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan. Serving more than 2 million members in six health plans, we make sure our members get the right care at the right place at the right time.
About Skid Row Housing Trust
The Skid Row Housing Trust provides permanent supportive housing so that people who have experienced homelessness, prolonged extreme poverty, poor health, disabilities, mental illness and/or addiction can lead safe, stable lives in wellness.
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