As today in Mental Health Awareness Day, here are 6 Great animations with themes of mental health. Mental health is a difficult subject to talk for both sufferers and those that care about a sufferer. It can be difficult to understand if you haven’t suffered, animation handles this complex, abstract subject brilliantly, that maybe would not have worked as effectively in live action.

 

Its Such a Beautiful Day

By Don Hertzfeldt 2012

Started off as a short film trilogy now a feature length

 

Rocks in my Pocket

By Signe Baumane 2014

 

Tale of A Wolf

1960’s hanna barbera’s animation about Loopy de Loop and his triggers to his addiction.

 

Mr Finley’s Feelings

By Richard Taylor very relatable.

 

So your going Crazy

A film by Hilary Dean is made up of interviews and animation.

 

Skhizein 

Henry is just beside himself in this short film I saw at 2009’s Brief Encounters short film festival. By Jeremy Clapin

 

If your organisation needs video for a sensitive subject matter, animation could be the answer, I’d love to see if I can help you. Animation is great to maximise on public awareness initiatives. When is the next awareness initiative for your organisation? Contact me with the details below.

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