Mental health issues have become more prevalent of late.
From data collected in the United States, it cites that 40% of adults have experienced a mental or behaviour health condition during the pandemic.
To promote awareness of mental health, a virtual film screening will be held on Sept 25, at 8.30pm, via YouTube channel.
Layer Perak: Let There Be Light – organised by Mental Health Aid Association (Nyawa) – also targets to raise funds to be channelled to Befrienders, an organisation that provides emotional support to people who are lonely, in distress, in despair, or are having suicidal thoughts.
Five short films will be made available from five directors, exploring mental health themes.
Nyawa stated on its website: “Through five carefully curated short films, Layar Perak aims to explore the theme of mental health, primarily of suicide and depression.
“These stories aim to give a better understanding of the cause and effects of mental illness.”
The shortest film on the list is one-minute project titled If I Can’t See The Sun, Maybe I Should Go. Directed by Feisal Azizuddin, it focuses on a man who is experiencing deteriorating mental health caused by lack of physical social interaction.
Meanwhile, Palsy – which runs for 14 minutes – looks at an architect with sleep paralysis. He ends up being confused between what is real and what is not.
For more information on Layar Perak: Let There Be Light go to twitter or Instagram with social handle @nyawa_org