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CRAZYWISE - Film screening and discussion

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Grassmarket Community Project

86 Candlemaker Row

Edinburgh

EH1 2QA

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The Peer Collaborative invites you to a community screening of the feature length documentary film CRAZYWISE, directed by Phil Borges and Kevin Tomlinson.

What if a psychological crisis was seen as having the potential to be a positive transformative experience, instead of a “broken brain”?

Human-rights photographer Phil Borges witnessed how indigenous cultures around the world often identify "psychotic” symptoms as an indicator of shamanic potential.

Back in the US, Phil follows two young Americans diagnosed with “mental illness.” Adam, 27, suffers devastating side effects from medications before embracing meditation. Ekhaya, 32, survives several suicide attempts before spiritual training to become a traditional South African healer.

CRAZYWISE introduces mental health professionals and psychiatric survivors who see a psychological crisis as a potential growth experience, not a disease.

The film will be followed by a group discussion on the themes of the film with a focus the healing potential of peer support.

The film is hosted by Peer Collaborative which is is a network of support for Peer Workers in Edinburgh. We provide opportunities for training, peer volunteering, development and career progression.

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