Award-winning short film Still Here showcases how art can be used to help heal mental health.
Still Here, which recently won October’s Art With Impact (AWI) prize, follows the story of a man called Jason who uses art to heal wounds of self harm and bullying as a result of coming out as gay earlier in his life.
The short film perfectly showcases how physical, verbal, and sexual assault can have an impact on people. Jason uses the expressive power of art to process his painful thoughts and memories, and by doing so, shows the effect that bullying can have.
Still Here was created by Britney Dennison, who is the Research Advisor for Men’s Health Research at the University of British Columbia. Britney is also heavily involved with the ‘Still Here Project‘, which inspired the short film. The project consists of interviews with members of the LGBTQ+ community, who recall their experiences with depression.
You can watch the powerful short film right here.