CRAZYWISE Film Screening


Watch a film documenting the mental illness journeys of two Americans amidst the growing severity of the mental health crisis dominated by biomedical psychiatry. Produced by human rights photographer and film maker Phil Borges who spent a quarter-century documenting indigenous cultures, the film explores how these cultures identify psychotic phenomena as indications of gifts that are to be nurtured, instead of symptoms to be suppressed.

Through interviews with renowned mental health professionals including Stanislav Grof, MD, PhD, Gabor Mate, MD, and Roshi Joan Halifax, PhD, Phil discovers a growing movement of professionals and psychiatric survivors who demand alternative treatments that focus on recovery, nurturing social connections and finding meaning.

What can we learn from those who have turned their psychological crises into positive transformative experiences? CRAZYWISE lends a strong voice to the growing conversation that believes a psychological crisis can be an opportunity for transformational growth, and not a disease with no cure.

After the film, participate in a facilitated Open Space Dialogue. Reflect on the alternative perspective of mental health issues. Hear from others on their views and experiences with mental health issues. Explore opinions, ideas and solutions that may potentially create change and lasting impact on mental health care in Singapore.

About the Facilitator

Tricia Tan is a lived experiencer of mental health crisis, having been diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2011. Her crisis turned out to be a personal evolution journey (otherwise known as spiritual emergence, spiritual here being different from religious) that transformed her life, leading to her founding Catalyst Connection, a social enterprise that redefines mental illness and advocates the integrative mental health approach to managing mental health conditions. She is now living her life purpose through this work.

Tricia is the first and only Certified Spiritual Emergence Coach in Asia, amongst a specialty group of 69 coaches worldwide, most of whom are located in the US and Australia. Essentially, she helps people in mental health crisis integrate their non-ordinary experiences for a quality life of meaning and purpose. Her areas of expertise include spiritual emergence coaching, leading support groups, advocacy and public education as well as training and consultancy.

Read about Tricia’s life testimony and the notion of spiritual emergence at www.catalystconnection.co

Co-Hosted with A Good Space

This event is co-hosted with A Good Space – where changemakers flourish as a community to imagine and create experiences that expand perspectives across diverse social issues. From Poverty Simulations to a Feast with Seniors, come learn about a wide range of social issues through innovative activities. To learn more and join the community, visit their website at: agoodspace.org

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6.30 – 7.00 Registration & Light refreshments

7.00 – 9.00 Film Screening

9.00 – 9.45 Open Space Dialogue

9.45 – 10.00 Closing

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Fri Sep 28, 2018
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