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New Film Shines Rays of Hope on Youth and Mental Health

Mental Health and Wellness Radio

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