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Painted Brain | They May Be
We're bridging communities and changing the conversation about mental illness using arts and media.
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THEY MAY BE

A LOOK INSIDE MENTAL HEALTH

FEATURING

Dr. Elyn Saks:
Dr. Saks is a law professor at the University of Southern California. She has written many books on Schizophrenia and is a fierce advocate for mental health.
Lindsee:
Lindsee is a Social worker, Artist and an individual living with bipolar disorder.  In the film, she opens up and shares what it means to have episodes of Mania and the ups and downs of living with a mental illness.
Minhy:
Minhy is a construction project manager, who breaks the silence and shares her story as a survivor of sexual assault, Minhy shares her story to regain her power-sharing:” Strength lies in vulnerability. In true resilience and difficult but necessary confrontations. In knowing when to stand your ground.”
Ariel: Served in the US Army, throughout his time experienced loss of life, and narrowly escaped life-threatening situations while living abroad. Though he made it physically, it took a mental toll on him. Ariel tells his story and the  PTSD he lives with now.
Franchesca Rolda:
Francesca is a clinical social worker and creator of They May Be.

THE TEAM BEHIND THE FILM