Episode 80: Interview with Two College Student Filmmakers in Recovery

October 12, 2017
  • TWLOHA review drive $ raised
  • One review I appreciated in particular
  • Happy World Mental Health Day! – October 10th
Key Info for this Podcast: 
 Join Ben, Ray and I today as we discuss…
  • what has it been like managing a disability while being students in college
  • where the inspiration came to make their movie
  • the idea of using disability to your advantage, in this case creatively, and why Ray/Ben were motivated to make it a main theme of their movie
  • some of the biggest obstacles related to making the movie (or to success in college in general if you’d prefer) that they’ve had to overcome
  • what does recovery means to Ray and Ben
  • advice for college students with mental health issues that have big goals/dreams and might be struggling right now to make any progress on them
  • advice for faculty related to helping students with mental health issues succeed in college.
Websites/Links Referenced on the Show:
Day by Day: Students with Disabilities at Tufts – https://vimeo.com/215418401
Home Exercise:
  1. Pick a goal, something you want that matters to you. Write it down, and better yet, tell someone you’re close to about it to help with accountability.
  2. Write down a plan for your goal. List out the steps, assign a deadline to the first step. Put that step on your To-Do List.
  3. Take one step this week to “find your tribe.” If you’re already new to a tribe this semester, do one thing to strengthen your ties with that new tribe.
  4. Ask for some help related to your goal.
  5. Do research related to your goal. What do you need to learn more about in order to work more efficiently, save money, and/or become more effective at achieving your goal. There’s always something we can learn that can help!
  6. Reach out to one of your instructors for something you need. It could be related to your academic goals, or maybe it’s something about a personal goal that can be helped by networking.
If you are a recent college grad or faculty member that’s in recovery for mental health issues, I’d love to interview you about your goal achievement quest, the struggles/adversity you faced, as well the wellness strategies you learned! I’m particularly interested in interviewing student entrepreneurs and those involved in mental health advocacy. Please reach out.
Are you a college student who is brand new to online learning? Or maybe you struggled in your first go-around with your online course and can’t figure out the mindset behind online learning? Please be sure to check out this course I made: Ace Your Online Class

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