New Film Shines Rays of Hope on Youth and Mental Health
Release Date: 08/31/2012
The PEERS documentary Shine follows the lives of three East Bay youth recovering from mental health challenges caused by trauma. One is a survivor of sexual abuse, another overcame depression after being paralyzed from an armed robbery and the third youth speaks on coming to the realization in her teens that she had a mental health challenge. The entire cast speaks with Jenee Darden about youth, mental health recovery and how the community can be more supportive of young people. Guest are Markeeta Parker, a mental youth advocate, Arthur "AR" Renowitzky, a rapper and founder of the Life Goes On Foundation; and Brianna Williams, Lead TAYi Coordinator for PEERS. TAYi stands for Transitional Age Youth Initiative.
Photo credit: Jan Sturmann
(L-R)Arthur Renowitzky, Brianna Williams, Markeeta Parker