HEAR (Holistic Health + Empathy + Accessibility + Recovery) is a partnership between Ciné, Family Counseling Service of Athens, Inc. (FCS) and Nuci’s Space to raise awareness and de-stigmatize mental illness by screening relevant mental wellness-related films and videos for the Athens community every Saturday afternoon in May, in coordination with Mental Health Awareness Month.
The three organizations have curated films for the series relevant to their primary missions that will stimulate conversations on mental health and wellness. Following each film screening, FCS will provide Q&A sessions with licensed mental health professionals who specialize in addressing the issues depicted in each film. The events will also feature an information center with participating mental health organizations and resources available in Athens, including: Nuci’s Space, FCS, Acceptance Recovery Center, Athens Recovery Fest, and National Alliance on Mental Illness.
All HEAR series event admission is FREE and open to the public, and screening passes will be available at the Cine´box office starting at 11:45a on the day of each event.