Regina Hall, H.E.R., Trevor Noah, Michael Imperioli, Margaret Cho, Andy Cohen, Rachel Bloom and Tig Notaro are among the many trade notables lined as much as take part in a digital summit on how psychological well being is portrayed in media.
The occasion is being pulled collectively by MTV Leisure Group, Disney, NBCUniversal, WarnerMedia, Amazon Studios, Sony Photos Leisure and different media firms, in addition to the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative and a number of psychological well being consultants. The digital “Higher Collectively: Psychological Well being Storytelling Summit” is about to happen Might 3 to Might 5, to coincide with the beginning of Psychological Well being Consciousness Month.
The purpose of an occasion geared to Hollywood’s artistic group is to encourage storytellers throughout movie, TV and music to develop portrayals of psychological well being in media.
“Higher Collectively: Psychological Well being Storytelling Summit” will likely be produced by VIVA Artistic in partnership with Ri-Karlo Helpful of Sunwise Media as government producer.
Because the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create hardships, practically 50% of adults within the U.S. say their psychological well being has been negatively impacted by the pandemic, in line with analysis cited by the trade coalition.
Not too long ago, MTV Leisure introduced the launch of their “Mental Health is Health” marketing campaign, which goals to make use of the facility of storytelling to de-stigmatize psychological well being and assist have an effect on cultural change. MTVE has dedicated to doubling the variety of psychological well being storylines throughout its portfolio of greater than 100 tv exhibits which have a broad footprint throughout greater than a dozen linear and streaming platforms. It is usually working with the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative to make sure that depictions of psychological sickness in its exhibits are genuine and appropriately nuanced.