Redefining Normal in Youth

Ask Me How I Am is a documentary film project with accompanying curriculum that follows 3-4 young people through various stages of treatment for anxiety and depression. Their real-time, first-person stories of struggle and triumph, including video diaries, will be presented alongside analysis of the commonly held myths and stigmas about mental health, the science of the teenage brain, and a look at innovative treatments for teen mental health issues in the United States and around the world.

The film will also take a critical and insightful look into the role that parents, friends and educators plan during a young person’s journey through mental health and mental wellness. The stories presented will be authentic and surprising, heartbreaking and inspirational, but never sensationalized.

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Meet the Director


 Producer & Director

Mimi Gan is an award-winning independent documentary director/writer, an Emmy award-winning reporter and co-principal of Mi2 Media, llc, a strategic communications company specializing in media projects for social good. Her historical documentary short, With Honors Denied, narrated by George Takei was a film festival audience and jury award winner and screened at a dozen film festivals including Tribeca, Maui and Palm Springs. She has been honored with 12 Emmys, 3 AWRT Gracie Awards and a NATPE Iris award.

Meet the Cinematographer


Producer & Cinematographer

Lulu Gargiulo, award-winning cinematographer and filmmaker, has shot dozens of commercials, music videos and documentaries including numerous shorts and features on PBS. Lulu was honored with the Neil Shipman Award of Excellence in Cinematography and she is a member of Northwest Film Forum and Women in Film.