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Documentary film

On the road…to find out is a documentary film that explores issues related to the re-location of people with mental illness, from smaller communities on Vancouver Island, to Nanaimo—in order to access mental health services. The film is intended to be a discussion starter…
What happens when people are taken out of their natural social setting after they become mentally ill? What are the positive and negative effects of re-location? Where is home once someone has been relocated for an extended period?
The documentary was commissioned by Vancouver Island Mental Health Society and produced and directed by filmmaker Paul Manly (of Manly Media) in 2013.
Watch the trailer on YouTube here.
For more information about On the road…to find out or to purchase a copy of the DVD, contact us (250-758-8711).

Links to external resources

Note: VIMHS shares the following links to external resources for information purposes only. Inclusion in this list does not necessarily indicate recommendation and/or full assessment of the content. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Suicide prevention and crisis


Mental health

Body image and self esteem

Community resources


Addiction services

Substance use prevention

Social media and safety

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