Even as more communities offer outstanding mental health resources, caregivers struggle to persuade those in need to take advantage of an open path to wellness.

The Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance, Michigan Health Improvement Alliance, Great Lakes Bay Region Mental Health Partnership and the Bay City State Theatre present Coming Up for Air, along with a panel discussion of local resources at the theater at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29th.

The 2019 feature film, a project of the Heartland Independent Film Forum based in Muskegon, is an opportunity to reach those who can benefit today from readily available treatment.  The film focuses on the impact of mental health on families as told through the story of a young college student who is also a competitive diver.

The mission of the film is to inspire empathy for individuals and their families, explore the complexities of personal responsibility, demonstrate how crisis intervention can prevent tragedy and foster community discussion of mental health and its stigmas. At a time when mental health services are improving, the need for those services has never been higher.

Free and open to the public, this event will combine the film, local mental health experts and caregivers.  To register for the event, please visit this website.