“The Journey Home” is a documentary film that gathers the experiences and insights of family members in their own words, to provide an intimate glimpse into the journey families take in facing a mental health challenge.
When a mental illness strikes a loved one, the whole family is often impacted and it touches and affects each family member differently. Mental illness affects 1 in 4 people and will touch most of our families.
We interviewed 30 family members, from a range of communities, condition types and relationships that include parents, sons & daughters, brothers and sisters, spouses and practitioners. We have created a compilation of family experiences from first onset, through diagnosis, seeking care, life adjustment, family member reactions, challenges of coping and of course reaching a stage of healing and recovery. Approximately 76 min’s.