Vicarious Resilience Documentary Release - TMI Project

may, 2018

tue29may7:15 pmVicarious Resilience Documentary ReleaseClick Here for Tickets7:15 pm Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St.Event Type :Debut,Performances

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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.



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.


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.

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(Tuesday) 7:15 pm


Rosendale Theatre

408 Main St.


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