Immigration psychologist Chris Kostelnik is talking about his work with people with mental health issues.
He’s teaching about them in a new documentary called “Immigration Psychology 101,” and it’s about the “complex interactions between people with autism spectrum disorders and immigration policies,” according to a press release.
The trailer is titled “What Happens When an Immigration Psychologist Starts Talking About People with Mental Health Issues.”
Watch the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5yj2Wy_4V4#t=5h10m8s The film, which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival last week, tells the story of a man who is living with a mental health issue and how his case is being handled in a legal system that treats those with mental illness like criminals.
“He’s not a person with a disability, he’s a person who’s been discriminated against by the legal system and by the federal government,” Kostelsky told ABC News.
“We need to change that.”
The documentary features Kosteli himself.
He told ABC that his main motivation for the documentary was to help those who struggle with mental illnesses to “understand what’s happening to them.”
“We all have a right to know what’s going on and we all have the right to be heard, but this is about making sure that people have the information that’s necessary to make their decisions,” he said.
“It’s about making that decision.
I hope people get it.”
The program is currently available for streaming on YouTube, and Kostes documentary has also been featured on the Netflix show “Making a Murderer.”