Shine

Shine is an uplifting documentary that features the trials, tribulations, and triumphs or three young adults from the Bay Area who defied the odds and overcame mental health challenges. To learn more click here.

The film highlights the inspirational stories of Markeeta Parker, 23, who for the first time publicly shares her story of overcoming sexual abuse and managing PTSD and depression; Arthur Renowitzky, 24, who was paralyzed after being shot and robbed while leaving a nightclub and now educates youth on gun violence; and Brianna Williams, 23, who opens up about feeling different as an adolescent and the importance of peer support.

In sharing their highly personal journeys, the cast shows that even in life’s darkest moments no one can take your shine.

Shine was honored with an honorable mention from the SAMHSA Voice Awards and was an official selection of the 2014 Oakland International Film Festival.

If you're interested in PEERS coming to your location to do a screening and Q&A session, contact PEERS at info@peersnet.org.

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Bre Williams to speak at SAMHSA's Recovery Month Press Conference

Bre Williams to speak at the 25th Annual SAMHSA Recovery Month Press Conference in Washington D.C.

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Sep
2012

Mental Health and Wellness Radio: Behind the Scenes

Jeneé Darden brings us into the world of the PEERS Podcast, Mental Health and Wellness Radio. See what it takes to make a podcast as she interviews the cast of the documentary Shine.

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Aug
2012

New Film Shines Rays of Hope on Youth and Mental Health

PEERS' first documentary, "Shine" lets viewers know that recovery after trauma is possible.

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The Making of "Shine"

The director and executive producer of "Shine" discuss the new film and the impact they hope it to have on young adults.