CBC Kids News Regina boy makes movie about fighting depression

CBC Kids News Regina boy makes movie about fighting depression

Roman Fehr thought the short film he made about depression would be a school project that he submitted and quickly forgot about. Instead, it seems to have struck a chord. The 90-second animated video, called Overcoming the Darkness, is about a person who gets the help he needs to fight off depression. In the two weeks since the 13-year-old from Regina first posted his movie on YouTube, it has been viewed almost 3,000 times and racked up a string of positive comments. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, depression is a serious type of mental illness called a mood disorder. People with depression often feel down and hopeless. The good news is depression can be treated with therapy, emotional support and medication. After doing some research, Fehr learned it’s possible to overcome depression, but “you can’t do it alone.” In his video, the main character is seen getting help from family and friends, speaking with a therapist and getting medication.

  • 2019
  • 00:03:20
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/23/2020
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