General Meeting March

General Membership Meeting, March 28, 2017

A new documentary by Demi Lavato


Join us at our March General Meeting for the viewing of this documentary, followed by a panel discussion and Q & A hosted by members of NAMI Metro’s speakers bureau.

This is a powerful documentary that needs to be viewed and talked about together in order to continue to advance the needs of mental health through HOPE and COURAGE.

Demi Lovato and ‘Be Vocal’ 
release exciting new documentary

FEBRUARY 22, 2017, Marlborough, MA-Entertainment powerhouse and mental health advocate Demi Lovato, in conjunction with Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. and five leading mental health advocacy organizations, announced the release of the documentary Beyond Silence.

Lovato said the film “shines a light on the importance of hope in the face of adversity and how friends, coworkers and even pets can make a meaningful difference. I encourage everyone to watch, share and talk about this film. Only by speaking up together can we advance mental health in America.”

Beyond Silence features day-in the-life footage and interviews with three individuals whose lives have been transformed by speaking up for mental health: Jeff Fink, Lloyd Hale, and Lauren Burke.

“I hope to show that it’s possible to live a thriving and successful life despite any challenges people may face, and that our individual imperfections are what make us unique and human,” said Burke, a lawyer and social activist who has bipolar disorder.

The documentary’s director, Shaul Schwarz, is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker. “Stories have the power to change hearts and minds, shape perceptions, and inspire action for the greater good,” he said. “I am so grateful to Jeff, Lauren and Lloyd for their courage, their heart and their vulnerability.”

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