GET TICKETS TMI Project, in partnership with The Mental Health
TMI Project, in partnership with The Mental Health Association in Ulster County, Inc. (MHA), presents the debut of the documentary short film: Vicarious Resilience.
Vicarious Resilience follows three Hudson Valley residents as they experience the transformative power of true storytelling. Along the way they face mental illness, childhood neglect and addiction head-on and share personal stories about love, loss and triumph.
TICKETS $20/ADVANCE AND $25/DOOR
The film screening will be followed by two live true storytelling performances as well as a panel discussion about about storytelling and mental health with representatives from MHA and TMI Project.
ABOUT THE FILM
TMI Project’s ongoing collaboration with the Mental Health Association of Ulster County (MHA). Since 2012, twice a year, TMI Project has offered 10-week memoir writing and true storytelling workshops specially tailored to meet the needs of the Mental Health Association of Ulster County’s (MHA) population of adults with mental illness. A number of recent studies suggest that writing and sharing stories of trauma can be therapeutic. TMI Project uses writing prompts and other writing exercises designed to help participants consider their stories from new perspectives, helping them to understand them differently and move beyond them. Our partnership with this peer-based organization–where a portion of the staff are people who have recovered from mental illness–is designed to help destigmatize mental illness, while also empowering participants to imagine and work toward the possibility of their own recovery.
In 2016, a documentary about this partnership, entitled Vicarious Resilience, was shot by North Guild Films, and will be released on May 29, 2018 at The Rosendale Theatre. It followed eight participants as they went through the workshop, from the first session, where many expressed doubts and trepidation, to the final storytelling performance before an audience of over 100, and a final follow-up session where they voiced the ways in which they experienced positive transformation.
This short documentary highlights the experience of three participants, Morris Bassik, Barbara Stemke and Hayley Downs.
(Tuesday) 7:15 pm
408 Main St.
Develop compelling personal monologues as a way to clear space for more impactful leadership. Guided by TMI Project directors
Develop compelling personal monologues as a way to clear space for more impactful leadership.
Guided by TMI Project directors Eva Tenuto and Sari Botton, we explore significant experiences in a new light. By writing about them boldly as compelling personal monologues we take back our power and clear space for more impactful leadership.
In a safe space, we use writing prompts and exercises to help us write from our whole selves—including the TMI (Too Much Information) parts usually left out because of pain or embarrassment. Through sharing stories and feedback we:
- Gain confidence writing a true story without concern for grammar or punctuation
- Strengthen our ability to be effectively heard and practice speaking in front of others
- Release stigma to feel unburdened and empowered by our stories
- Learn to elicit listener identification and understanding, and inspire social change
august 17 (Friday) - 19 (Sunday)
150 Lake Drive