Coming February 21st — 29th, 2019

Mental Health – a topic with so much stigma surrounding it, a topic taboo in conversation; yet a topic so important. In the same way we go to extreme measures to take care of our physical health, the same care should be shown to our mental health.

The Singapore Mental Health Study 2010 states that about 1 in 8 Singaporeans have a mental disorder; with the three most common being Major Depressive Disorder, Alcohol Abuse, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Through film, panel discussions and workshops, SMHFF wants to increase awareness among Singaporeans on the complexity of mental illnesses. We hope to eliminate the stigma and shame attached to having a mental health concern; to affect change on a political and social level to create more inclusive environments and workspaces for those with mental health concerns.

All of us have a part to play to co-create a future fit for all humans

By acknowledging that mental health is as an important facet of overall well–being — and its significant impact on society today — SMHFF hopes to facilitate genuine dialogue that will reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues.

We want to work towards creating a more inclusive Singapore; one that allows individuals to speak openly about mental health concerns without shame or discrimination – for self and others.

SMHFF is crafted by The Breathe Movement.


Singapore Mental Health Film Festival

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