Published On: Tue, Mar 25th, 2014

Call Me Crazy

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NAMI Greenbrier Valley (National Alliance on Mental Illness)  is parternering with Lifetime/Sony to bring the film “Call Me Crazy” for a free public showing on March 28, 2014 at 6pm at the Lewisburg United Methodist Church on Washington Street.

 

Call Me Crazy” depicts the lives of five people affected with mental illnesses.   (Schiziophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Major Depression)  The cast includes Jason Ritter, Melanie Griffith and Lea Thompson among other stars.   This film is so great because it is not a PSA, it is about people who are family and friends like ours.  Everyone involved with the film echoed the sentiment that “if we can get one person to seek help, one family to open their doors, then we’ve done our job.”   The film reminds us that having a mental illness is not a choice but a difficult, misunderstood, and often devastating disease that people battle every day.   The characters remind us to challenge the way we think about people with mental illnesses, and to help make stigma a thing of the past.

 

Join NAMI for this free showing of “Call Me Crazy”  on March 28, at 6pm at the United Methodist Church on Washington Street, Lewisburg.  Discussions will follow the film.     Finger foods will be available.  Please arrive early so as not to interrupt the show.    For further information, call 304 445-7866 or 304 646-1236.