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Kalamazoo, Michigan Community Mental Health Association of Michigan

  • Radisson Hotel Kalamazoo, Michigan (map)

The Impact of Mental Health on Families:  Coming Up For Air

  • Roger Rapoport, Producer/Co-Screenwriter

  • Costar Kate Thomsen

  • National Alliance For The Mentally Ill on Campus Student Members

  • Jeff Patton, MSW, Chief Executive Officer, Kalamazoo CMH and Substance Abuse Services

Coming Up For Air is a breathtaking family drama which takes audiences on an all-too-common journey, highlighting the importance of mental health care, sensible gun safety laws and the pressures that are put upon teenagers to succeed.  The presentation will include scenes (shot in Ludington and West Michigan) from the 2019 movie, “Coming Up For Air.”  The mission of the film is to inspire empathy for individuals with mental illness and their families, to explore the complexities of personal responsibility, to demonstrate how crisis intervention can prevent tragedy and to foster community discussions of mental illness and its stigmas.  Learn how you can bring this powerful movie to your community to open the door to a discussion that touches us all.