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CAHSS Hosts the film, “Lift the Mask” and visit Pompano Youth Treatment Center

Pompano Youth Treatment Center

On Oct. 17, 2018, NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHSS), in collaboration with The Quell Foundation and the NSU Division of Advancement and Community Relations, screened the powerful documentary, “Lift the Mask: Portraits of Life with Mental Illness.” The film, produced by the Quell Foundation, offers compelling stories of the impact of mental illness on the family. Kevin Lynch, a former naval officer and healthcare administrator, founded the Quell Foundation and its mission is to reduce the number of suicides, overdoses, and incarcerations of people struggling with mental illness. The Quell Foundation also funds a clinical/research project within the Department of Family Therapy in CAHSS, examining the impact of equine facilitated psychotherapy on incarcerated boys from the Pompano Youth Treatment Center (PYTC). The project, co-directed by Shelley Green, Ph.D., and Maria Levi-Minzi, Ph.D., is offered through an ongoing partnership between the Equine Assisted Family Therapy Program at NSU and Stable Place, a non-profit community partner co-founded by Green and Valerie Judd, Executive Director of Stable Place. On October 18, Lynch accompanied Green, Levi-Minzi, and Judd, to PYTC, where they met with former participants in the equine assisted therapy program and with administrative staff to plan the next phase of the clinical and research project.