Our docuseries and movement will change youth mental health

Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for children ages 10-24

A Crazy Thought A Project of Documentaries

The Mission

There has never been a better time to have a brain illness. When that brain illness is identified in childhood, this can be a blessing in disguise.

Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for children ages 10-24.

According to nami.org, one-half of all chronic mental illness begins by the age of 14; three-quarters by the age of 24. In truth, nobody knows, really; the ones that are not diagnosed, not disclosed, hidden for one reason or another. We think they had a brain disease, but they're dead now—or in jail—and drop into a new category. Our mission is to change this. A Crazy Thought will re-language the conversation of children's mental health in California and beyond from one of hopelessness and not-enough to one of hope, inspiration, and recovery. By listening to stories of teens and transitional youth that have moved through their dark nights and emerged on the other end—or are still in the beginning/middle of their journey—viewers will reform a vision for the ones they love.

About The Docuseries

The intention of our docuseries is that viewers become keenly aware of the high stakes of moving too slowly with early intervention. Effective early intervention saves lives. Viewers will see a clear plan to move forward, one that is filled with hope, inspiration, and resolve. Through stories of cutting edge research, stories about what has worked for others with lived experience, and a look at a large variety of healing modalities not typically offered in the doctor's office, viewers will find inspiration. From grass roots movements to peer models, the film will break down the silos all operating individually, and draw a recovery narrative through the docuseries.

How can you support this docuseries?

Our Goal is to raise $350,000 for Production and Distribution costs for the docuseries.

We will take the docuseries to high schools and Universities, reaching out to youth where they are.

You can make a charitable contribution to our Non-Profit Partner.

*In consideration for your donation you will receive a charitable donation receipt which can be used for your US taxes via From The Heart Productions, LLC (a 5013c) which partners with films like ours to help them get produced and funded.

Supported by 13 Donations:

  • Temple B.
    I Gave $100
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  • Susan W.
  • Sadie K.
    I Gave $50
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  • Valerie  P.
    I Gave $300
    For a brighter, more positive future for young people and their loved ones struggling to get into the light.
  • Wendy Y.
    Thank you for bringing to light arenas of being human that are often misunderstood, creating new vehicles for understanding and positive change.
  • Rev. Mary M.
    I Gave $100
    Jamie, Your enthusiasm and determination are so admired. This film will be a major impact on the lives of so many. It's the perfect time!
  • Brent and Sybil A.
    I Gave $25
  • Julia P.
    I Gave $50
    Blessings on your journey to support and help those with mental illness.
  • Kevin M.
    I Gave $500
    This is such an important issue and the timeliness of this film couldn't be more urgent and important! Love your passion for this Jamie! All the best!
  • Yolie F.
    I Gave $500
    Raising the public's consciousness/awareness of children's mental health needs is an urgent matter! I am inspired by this documentary doing just that.
  • Michael  W.
    The world needs this docuseries!