MCMC holds “Mental Health Awareness” Community Service Project: “The Invisible Self” Short Film School Tour Screening – Colégio Mateus Ricci

Release date:2024/03/28
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Students and faculty from Moon Chun Memorial College (MCMC) of the University of Macau (UM) produced a short film titled The Invisible Self to raise public awareness about mental health. Film screenings and post-screening sharing sessions were held in several local secondary schools, the first of which was held at Colégio Mateus Ricci on 29 November 2023 and attracted the participation of nearly 600 students and teachers. The film was well received by the students and teachers at Colégio Mateus Ricci.


During the post-screening sharing session, the producer, director, screenwriter, and actors of the film, as well as social workers of MCMC engaged in interactions with the audience and shared some knowledge on mental health issues such as emotional suppression, symptoms and management of stress, and childhood trauma. Some students said that the film enabled them to learn about self-acceptance, how to cope with setbacks in life, how to seek help from people they trust when facing great pressure, and not to suppress negative emotions.