'Super Size Me' filmmaker to speak at mental health conferenceUPDATED 7:28 PM HST Mar 28, 2014Video Transcript
Sometimes the people on the front lines dealing with disasters aren't the ones wearing badges or carrying guns... It's counselors... The ones trying to figure out WHY people do what they do... Right now, the largest conference of its kind for counselors -- IS ON at the Hawaii Convention Center. As KITV4's Lara Yamada tells us -- even an award-winning filmmaker is joining in -- on the topics that touch every aspect of our lives. 0-3 6-12 13-21 39-45 51-59 SPURLOCK 1215-18 There was a guy, George, who I was locked up in prison with... Not often you start a conversation that way ... NATS: I'm literally the real guinney pig. If you're up for that. I'm in. I'm game. It's one of many experiences for Morgan Spurlock -- the award-winning filmmaker -- you might first remember doing this: NATS: Unfortunately, you caused some major harm to your heart, your liver, your blood. You're gonna die. From his junk-food binge fest "Super Size Me," Spurlock has expanded... ...here in Hawaii -- in part -- to talk about his second season of "Inside Man" on CNN -- where anything's on the table, from pet mania -- to becoming paparazzi -- to highlighting celebrity obessions: I should just be ready right. You never want to lift the camera until you need to. NATS: Spurlock Convention Center Spurlock is also here for the American Counseling Association -- welcoming thousands of experts, covering hundreds of topics -- introducing the social problems of today with the professionals who can help. DR OLATUNJI 932-36 The idea is to help people to cope, and that's what we try to do, educate people and give them more information. NATS: Boston Marathon Bombings, Sandy Hook Dr. Cirecie West Olatunji says dealing with trauma, in real life and what we see on TV, is a major topic. For the second year, they're doing live demonstrations -- forcing couselors to think critically and quickly. DR OLATUNJI 1006-18 We act it out! So they can see what happens and then we stop and communicate about it. So they understand what's helpful about this, and how can we change and alter what it is that we do. She says cultivating healthy relationships, slowing down enough to be mindful of our actions, and understanding we can correct our paths are the keys to a happier life. NATS: Is it OK if I ask you some questions? Sure. SPURLOCK 418 If you have the ability to help someone you should. Lara Yamada KITV4 News.