IAMHOLDENON EDU

IAMHOLDENON is a fun, creative, interactive (and real!) way to discuss mental health and suicide awareness in your class, youth group or community program before watching our award-winning true story narrative feature "Holden On". 

These short interview clips will help you learn more about Holden and different perspectives into Holden's "secret." 

CLICK on our simple 5-step tutorial created by a teacher before starting IAMHOLDENON! 


We have a community of IAMHOLDENON teachers & youth leaders here to assist at iamholdenon@gmail.com with any questions!  


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The peace sign represents the kind, friendly gesture Holden would always do to greet others. Life is precious and I am Holden On.
— Clarissa, Senior from Colorado


I really wanted to convey with my piece how people with a mental illness can’t really feel like they can share it with other people because it has this negative connotation so they have this hidden internal struggle.
— Given, Senior from Georgia


It’s nothing to be afraid of... it’s just like any other illness. For cancer, everyone feels sorry for them. But with mental illness, they think they’re weird, they think they’re crazy, but they’re not. It’s the same thing.
— Stephanie, Freshman from Georgia


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Rachel

Junior. Beverly Hills High School. Graphic Arts design.





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It’s not exactly what I thought it was before I did IAMHOLDENON. I used to think schizophrenia was split-personality disorder and it’s not that. It’s more of not being able to differentiate between what’s real and what’s not.
— Alicia, Senior from Georgia


What I wanted to do was to show the head and body; about how you can have so much packed in on the inside and still be hollow. I put the light in there to represent that even though it’s still hallow, you can still have redeeming light within yourself.
— Ben, Junior from Georgia




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HOLDEN ON IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR SPECIAL SCREENINGS

ARE YOU AN EDUCATOR OR ORGANIZATION? CONTACT US AT IAMHOLDENON@GMAIL.COM

PRINT DELIVERY: DCP, DVD, BLURAY AND STREAMING

RATINGS: DRUG USE

TOTAL RUN TIME: 102 MINUTES

A DOWNLOADABLE TOOLKIT THAT BREAKS THE FILM INTO THREE CLASS SESSIONS WILL BE INCLUDED AT A LATER DATE. (IN THE WORKS!)

AWARDS:

  • Best Feature Audience Choice - Atlanta Film Festival 
  • Best Feature Audience Choice - Dances With Films
  • Best Feature Audience Choice - Macon Film Festival 
  • Best Director - Breckenridge Film Festival
  • Best Actor - Breckenridge Film Festival
  • Jury Prize Outstanding Social Impact Filmmaking - South Bay Film & Music Festival 

 

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