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Voices of Hope and Recovery is a film about the struggles and victories of five Virginians who have overcome the grip of mental illness to live life on their own terms. Created by award-winning Virginia filmmaker Robert Griffith, along with an original score by acclaimed Virginia singer/songwriter Steve Bassett, this 50-minute documentary illustrates the power of hope and the possibility of recovery from serious mental illness.  Click to watch: Voices of Hope and Recovery (52 minutes); Film Trailer (3 minutes 30 seconds); Film Trailer (30 seconds).

This film was made possible by funds from the federal Mental Health Block Grant through DBHDS. Two film trailers were sponsored by a partnership between the VCU Department of Psychiatry and federal Mental Health Block Grant funds through DBHDS. Contact Meghan McGuire for more information.

Community Services: Maximizing Choice for Individuals with Intellectual Disability explores community supports and services for Virginians with intellectual disability. This 35 minute film was produced for DBHDS by Wright Brothers Films. Click to watch: Part 1 (16 minutes 28 seconds); Part 2 (12 minutes 50 seconds); Part 3 (5 minutes).

Hampton-Newport News CSB’s Crisis Stabilization – Emergency Services, produced by Pam Wright and Phillip Wright. Click to watch: Film (5 minutes 35 seconds)

My Life – A New Adventure, a DBHDS-created video details stories of individuals who have moved from Virginia Training Centers to new homes in communities of their choice through the Money Follows the Person Demonstration Project. Click to watch: My Life – A New Adventure

VA Psychiatric Bed Registry Video: Updating Psychiatric Bed Registry

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For all media inquiries, please contact Meghan McGuire or by phone at 804-786-9048.

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