NEXT SCREENING: First Congregational Church, Winchester MA 9/25 6:00 pm

A Winchester film screening followed by a panel discussion with Meg Hutchinson will be held Sunday, September 25 from Feature Image 16:00pm to 8:45pm.  The film tells Meg Hutchinson’s personal story of living with Bipolar illness and features interviews with leading psychologists, neuroscientists and advocates including Dr Kay Redfield Jamison, Dr. Richard Davidson and Kevin Briggs.  Released in 2015, the film pierces the silence regarding mental illness and aims to diminish discrimination, promote help-seeking and encourage community  conversation.

The screening will be held at the First Congregational Church, 21 Church Street, Winchester, MA.  Admission is free for people ages 15 years and older, but tickets are required.  For more information and to register,  go to

Interview on WAMC Northeast Public Radio!


A film getting its local debut tonight in Great Barrington discusses mental illness and how people live with it by following a folk singer from western Massachusetts who has bipolar disorder. Meg Hutchinson’s journey is weaved between interviews with medical professionals and others working in the field of mental illness in Pack Up Your Sorrows. Hutchinson spoke with WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Jim Levulis.

Pack Up Your Sorrows receives a moving review in Mass Humanities

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It is possible to live well with bipolar disorder.

That’s the audacious message of Pack Up Your Sorrows: A Story of Illness, Hope & Transformation, a new documentary featuring Massachusetts folk singer-songwriter Meg Hutchinson. The film invites viewers on a journey with Meg as she seeks to understand her own 18-year experience of bipolar disorder, the first nine years of which went undiagnosed and untreated.