Wednesday, May 16, 6 p.m.—RUTLAND—Vermont Psychiatric Survivors will host a free screening of the feature-length documentary “Crazywise” on May 16 at 6 p.m. at the Franklin Conference Center, 1 Scale Ave., Rutland.
After the 82-minute screening, cast member Gogo Ekhaya will participate in a post-screening discussion about the film. Hearty, complimentary refreshments will be served.
Tickets are free and can be reserved at crazywiserutland.brownpapertickets.com.
The film follows two young Americans diagnosed with “mental illness.” Adam, 27, suffers devastating side effects from medications before embracing meditation. Ekhaya, 32, survives several suicide attempts before spiritual training to become a traditional South African healer. “Crazywise” introduces mental health professionals and psychiatric survivors who see a psychological crisis as a potential growth experience, not a disease.
“Crazywise” explores what can be learned from people around the world who have turned their psychological crises into a positive transformative experience.
For more information, call 802-779-8301.