Not Broken is a candid, unflinching, yet hopeful one-hour documentary about the lives of seven young people who have mental illnesses, told in their own brave words. To highlight that mental illness affects all of us, these stories represent a spectrum of different experiences. Some of the participants are youth of color, some identify as LGBTQ, some have survived sexual abuse, poverty, bullying – and all are fighting to live their dreams despite their mental health challenges. Segments of Not Broken are featured on PBS LearningMedia and are supplemented with teacher guides, discussion guides and additional resources. These short film modules can be used to support viewing of Not Broken while engaging students in discussions about mental health, trauma, self-harm, drug use, suicide, violence and the stereotypes, myths and realities of living with mental illness.
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