Directed by Matt Alonzo
help wanted is just the begining
Follow director Matt Alonzo as he audits the state of mental health and mental illness in America.
As the narrative progresses he will be gathering commentary, perspectives and experiences from health professionals, organization & advocates, athletes & celebrities, recording artists and everyday people.
inform & entertain
Veteran music video director Matt Alonzo
brings his award-winning chops to his first feature documentary film; a well-balanced, highly stylized expression of a real American experience.
US POPULATION WITH MENTAL ILLNESS
$ ANNUAL COST PER YEAR IN LOST WAGES, HEALTH CARE, & DISABILITY
# OF PEOPLE WHO COMMIT SUICIDE EVERY YEAR
what ABOUT THE STIGMA?
It seems like celebrities and athletes are speaking publicly about their
mental health issues
We see more ads, apps, and TV shows talking about mental illness…
Is stigma on its way out the door?
And if you are courageous enough to come forward with a problem, what do you do next?
Treatment’s expensive… How the hell do you get any real help if you’re broke?
directing films is emotionally tAXING
IS MENTAL HEALTH AN EPIDEMIC?
To shine a light on mental health and mental illness in an honest and relatable manner. We will show that despite a growing awareness and acceptability of the issues there is still a lack of education and a stigma that still thrives in today’s society.