Connecting the Dots, a documentary on youth mental health by Noemi Weis, will be shown at the Rene M. Caisse Memorial Theatre in Bracebridge.
“The truth that we have learned from our work with local young people and which is echoed in this film is that a lot of youth people are not okay,” says Jody North, Executive Director of MiND-AID. “The film lets us hear directly from youth about what is going on but also about what is needed to change the tide.”
She explains they learned of the documentary through the United Way of Simcoe and Muskoka. “They thought it was relevant to the work we’re doing,” continues North.
The film will be screened for free on Nov. 29 at 6:30 p.m. However, those wanting to go do need to register.
The youth perspective is so important, says North, because of the work the organization does with them. “This film really compares a lot of different angles of what youth are going through,” she adds.
Students from Bracebridge and Muskoka Lakes Secondary School’s hospitality and tourism class will be catering for the events. There will also be a raffle featuring donated prizes. The money will go towards the various programs offered by MiND-AID.