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Topics that Benefit from Mental Health Coordination

As our industry grows towards more sustainable creative practice, it can be hard to tell what sorts of stories might need the support of a dedicated mental health coordinator. Below is a list of content types which could warrant additional support in creative spaces in the form of a collaborator or a consultant. Please note that some topics require even further expertise.



Content Notice: This list contains academic and philosophical discussion of dozens of distressing topics, and words are spelled out in their entirety in order to address appropriate content disclosure. Some umbrella topics include mental illness, trauma, violence, identity motivated violence, suicide, sexual assault, suicide, discrimination/bigotry and death.



Intimacy and Relationships

  • Nudity - Intimacy Coordinator

  • Intimacy/Simulated Sex - Intimacy Coordinator

  • Simulated Non-Consensual Sex Acts - Intimacy Coordinator who specializes in this portrayal or IC and Mental Health Coordinator

  • Sexual Violence -  Intimacy Coordinator and Stunt Coordinator/Fight Director who specializes in this portrayal while assessing for the need of a Mental Health Coordinator

  • Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence - Intimacy Coordinator and Stunt Coordinator who specializes in this portrayal or Stunt Coordinator and Mental Health Coordinator

Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing

Violence and Trauma

Cultural and Social Themes

Medical and Health-Related Topics

  • Medical Trauma, Crisis, or Abuse by a Medical Professional - Both Medical Consultant and Mental Health Coordinator

  • Setting of the Story in a Therapy or Mental Hospital/Institution - Mental Health Coordinator or Consultant

  • Blood - Assess for the need of a Mental Health Coordinator

  • Mental Health Treatment- Assess for need of mental health coordinator 



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challenging topics that benefit from mental health coordination

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