For my final project, I wanted to bring to light an important and undervalued issue in the US today: mental health. Today, many people are suffering from mental illness and due to a stigma that they are not normal or functioning human beings, it stops them from seeking out the help that they need. The reality is that we are all unique individuals and should not be afraid or ashamed because of difficulties regarding mental health issues. Many people try to ignore or feel that they are burdening someone else with the status of their mental health, when in reality its a common and serious problem that plagues people’s everyday lives.
Personally, I know countless people who suffer from mental health issues and less than half of them have tried to get the help that they need and deserve. If this video helps at least one person than my goal for this assignment has been fulfilled.
As for the production of this project, I have had a number of setbacks that include lack of equipment and talent, and also getting the flu leading up to this date. Just when I thought that I would be well enough to begin my project, my flu turned into laryngitis thus causing my voice to be lost for an additional few more days. While I improvised and persevered, a part of me is still disappointed that I could not make my final project the one that I had envisioned. However, if this class has taught me anything, it’s that not everything is going to shape up how you thought of it in your head but you continue and make the best of your situation. I’m proud of the project I have created and it has caused me to learn new skills and think in ways that I haven’t before. I hope you all enjoy this video as much as I enjoyed piecing it together. Thank you all for a great term!
By Dom Moulton