Zookmann - Don't Block Your Blessings


Session TitleFighting Back Against Mental Health Stigma in 2021

Jesse Zook Mann is an Emmy-Award winning documentary filmmaker whose work has been featured on NBC, VICE, MTV, Al Jazeera, Discovery and Science. Over the past two decades, he has built a name for himself as a fearless director who is willing to explore his subjects’ stories with curiosity and empathy. Mann founded Mental Health Media in 2019 to promote and educate the public about the landscape of available mental health treatments and the importance of self-care. He uses his media expertise to help others through the project and is a prominent mental health thought leader on Twitter.

Session: Fighting Back Against Mental Health Stigma in 2021

What will it take to end the stigma and discrimination that people with mental illness face? Why has the conversation until now failed, and what needs to change? Emmy award producer Jesse Zook Mann interviews playwright, actor, and activist Nikki Lynette about what the world gets wrong about experiencing mental illness and how stigma affects people recovering from mental health struggles. They share their stories of surviving suicide, finding personal ways to reclaim their lives and discuss how others can do the same.