It’s a story about a mosquito who faints at the sight of blood.

Her name is Citronella.

BUG THERAPY is a 9-minute animated short film about Citronella getting up the courage to enter group therapy for the first time.


Our message is simple:

Everyone struggles with something.
And there’s no shame in asking for help.

Mike & Michele partnered with NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) in 2019, after Mike’s son suffered a severe mental breakdown. After dialing the NAMI hotline in a panic at 4 AM, the calm voice of a NAMI volunteer talked us through the unfolding trauma. That moment will not be forgotten. This is personal.

NAMI has 100% endorsed BUG THERAPY.
Learn more about NAMI here.

Your film is literally our mission statement! To fight the stigma, and to change the conversation about mental health. This could help SO many people.” 

Jessica Cruz

This film could actually knock down barriers, and help kids reach out for help.

Katrina Gay
NAMI National Director, Strategic Partnerships


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