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‘Start the Conversation’ a short film from ICE member My Discombobulated Brain premiered at the Chapter Arts Centre last week and has been playing before showings of One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and a Man Called Ove.

The film carries a simple, but basic message about how there is an assumption that people have a support system and don’t need us when that couldn’t be further from the truth.

Everyone will know someone who suffers from a mental health condition, ranging from depression and bipolar to body dysmorphia and anorexia. These conditions can certainly be life-threatening, with depression being the number one killer of men under the age of 40.

Despite increased media exposure in recent years, the understanding and acceptance of issues surrounding mental health are languishing 40 years behind the likes of cancer research. My Discombobulated Brain uses education to break down these barriers by working with schools, colleges and universities to signpost to the relevant support through their website.

Watch the film below: