This is a true story about grief, mental health and the little miracle stories that offer hope when least expected. The goal throughout every step of making The Good Balloon was to shine light on the under-explored topics of grief and mental illness; two things almost all humans will face directly or indirectly at some time in their lives but so often fear to discuss. The heartbreak of grief is a manifestation of love and #LoveNeverDies. A June 2020 CDC report stated that 40% of U.S. adults were currently struggling with mental health or substance abuse. It is time to start talking.