An important film that invites us to examine our preconceptions about mental illness and the way language and labels limit our understanding. Deeply intimate and compassionate, this film teaches us that we are all connected and that healing takes place in community.

Dagmar Schroeder, Stella’s Place Young Adult Mental Health Toronto


This brave and powerful film is a great way to engage your community in positive discussions surrounding youth mental health and recovery. The film helps to:

  • Educate others on the way we perceive, discuss and treat mental illness.
  • An immensely valuable discussion catalyst and teaching tool for educators, clinicians, social workers, mental health and community workers as well as parents, peer support workers and caregivers.
  • Shed light on the struggles of families and caregivers who have loved ones who struggle with their mental health.
  • Fight stigma and broaden people’s understanding of the treatment of what gets called ‘mental illness’ and the journey to recovery.
  • Foster better cultural and institutional understanding of mental health and recovery.
  • Spark further conversation about diversity, representation and inclusion for neurodivergent peoples.

Past Screenings:

Get Reel Film Fest

Join us for an intimate evening in-person on Thursday, June 9 as a part of our Get Reel Film Fest. We’ll be screening Drunk on Too Much Life and Unfinished – also a personal documentary about a young woman’s ‘mental illness’ as seen through the lens of her mother. Panel discussion following the film.

Get your tickets: Get Reel Film Fest

poster for Get Reel Film Fest: 2 Films, 2 Families, 1 Intimate Evening

PHOTOS: Panel Discussion at Get Reel Film Fest

Rendezvous with Madness Festival

Drunk on Too Much Life will be shown next at the
2021 Rendezvous with Madness Festival:

IN PERSON on Sat, Nov 6 at 6:30 PM
ONLINE from Oct 29 – Nov 7 across Canada

For more information and to buy tickets visit

PHOTOS: Panel Discussion at Rendezvous with Madness Festival: