The Diagnosed: Living with Borderline Personality Disorder, a short film aimed at building awareness, has been selected for the 17th Annual NYC Mental Health Film Festival.
The film, which features interviews with people living with Borderline Personality Disorder, is led by Kildare-native Cara Mooney as Reporter on the film. The film is produced by Charlotte Newell and directed by Isabel Suckling.
The film shines a spotlight on the daily struggles of people living with Borderline Personality Disorder and includes stark facts, including 75% of people diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder will attempt suicide at least once – 1 in 10 will die by suicide. The documentary shows how the stigma around the condition can stop people from getting the help they need.
Founded in 2005, the New York City Mental Health Film Festival is the oldest and largest mental health film festival in the United States. This year’s event takes place on 18th February at Village East and will feature of host of films focusing on building awareness of mental health issues and topics.
The Diagnosed: Living with Borderline Personality Disorder can be viewed below:
For more information on the New York City Mental Health Film Festival visit www.mentalhealthfilmfest.nyc