Join NAMI NH to screen Pack Up Your Sorrows, at the Red River Theatres in Concord NH.
Screening will to be followed by panel discussion featuring:
Meg Hutchinson, Singer/Songwriter
Rob Stegman, Filmmaker
Peter Evers, Riverbend Community Mental Health, Inc.
Ken Norton, NAMI-NH
For more information: redrivertheatres.org/2016/09/pack-up-your-sorrows/
A Winchester film screening followed by a panel discussion with Meg Hutchinson will be held Sunday, September 25 from 6:00pm 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
Our film’s title comes from the Richard and Mimi Farina song “Pack Up Your Sorrows.” Meg’s cover of the song features in our film and is now available on this site, iTunes and Amazon. With Mark Erelli on guitar and vocal harmony and Richard Gates on bass.
Download it from our site here.
Or on ITunes.
Or on Amazon.
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.
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.
Pack Up Your Sorrows has been selected to be screened at the 2015 Chagrin Documentary Film Festival, October 7-11 in Chagrin Falls, OH.
Kevin Briggs, the retired California Highway Patrolman known as the “Guardian of the Golden Gate,” inspired Meg’s song “Gatekeeper.” His new book Guardian of the Golden Gate: Protecting the Line Between Hope and Despair will be released July 15.
Available for pre-order on Amazon