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Dont blame Jack

Dale John Allen is a postgraduate filmmaker at Manchester School of Art. He is creating a short film titled 'DON'T BLAME JACK', which is a short story based on my own battle with bipolar disorder. It is a very personal and, important story that can help many members of the queer community who are experiencing similar issues.

It is a is a semi-autobiographical story about overcoming a loss of self, the recovery process, and adjusting to new circumstances. It is a story about learning self-love and self-appreciation and acceptance.

Dale believes, your problems do not go away once you receive the diagnosis, but instead the long, often dull reality, of recovery just begins. This story demonstrates how mental health and sexuality can have a profound impact on an individual’s life, with hope to highlight important issues that members of the queer community face. Many members of the queer community suffer from mental health issues such as depression, which can often be exacerbated by fear of acceptance.

Many members of the LGBT community end up homeless, or are struggling with addiction. This story is about accepting not just mental illness and highlighting it's not just about sexuality.

Dale is on twitter @dontblamejack and includes a video of him (shown above) and other members of the queer community  (some you may recognise) saying why people should support the project.

Click the link below to find out more about how you can get involved.

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Published: 5-Jul-2018

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