My name is Joanne Yiu and I am on a mission to raise awareness for Mental Health. Back in 2017, I attempted suicide and was involuntary admitted to a public psychiatric ward in Hong Kong. I can tell you it was a living nightmare. I am one of the lucky ones, I lied to the doctors told them I felt better when in reality I still wanted to die the day I came out a month later. I just knew that in order to recover, it was not inside that institute. Thankfully, I am recovered now and doing much better but I just realised that I felt so isolated and alone because no one would talk about it. That is why creating a film is the quickest way for me to help others feel less lonely in their journey. That there is light at the end of the tunnel. It is not the end even if you tried to kill yourself.
[Short description of experience] "Every night, in a small room furnished only with twelve beds, the occupants tried to fall asleep to the shrill screams that bounced around their room. Occasionally, one of the girls would peek open an eye, and watch four or five people wrestle the screeching member of their room, pinning them down and tying them to the bed before injecting them with a syringe. When that happens, things slowly become quiet, only for the screams to start up again in the distance from some other room."
One of my goals is to produce a short-film surrounding this experience of being trapped and battling the inner battle inside your mind. It will be based on the realistic recalls of my personal experiences and the aim is to show how there are a lack of services and support for Mental Health to this day. However, to produce a short film I need capital to hire a producer, writer, film crew, editing, advertising etc.
That is why your donation is already a step in helping with raising awareness for Mental Health. Together, we can produce more realistic versions of our world and not one that we fanaticised. By the end of the film, viewers should have a different perspective and understanding of Mental Health Patients and the poor facilities provided at the moment to "ideally help them".
Thank you so much! So why does this film stand out from others you may ask. It is based on a true story and focuses specifically on the process of battling yourself in an environment that is detrimental towards your whole body, mind and wellbeing.
Check out my channels "BUBBLE TALKS" on Social Media that already includes my personal sharing and past experiences around Mental Health: