Part 1 – June 27 @ 7:00pm; Part 2 – June 28 @ 6:00pm
Mental illness is one of the leading causes of human suffering today. More than 75% of mental illness manifests by age 24. Suicide is the second leading cause of death between the ages of 10 and 24. This is the health care challenge of our time that has only worsened since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On June 27 & 28, 2022, PBS will premiere a two part, four hour primetime documentary series, Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness, executive produced by Ken Burns, and produced and directed by Erik Ewers and Christopher Loren Ewers.
In the film, more than 20 young people ages 11 to 27, speak courageously about their personal experiences with mental health challenges including anxiety, depression, anorexia, bipolar, schizophrenia, psychosis, addiction, self-harm, and suicide. They discuss the stigma and discrimination they faced when speaking up and trying to find help as well as their experiences in treatment. The film also features experts, advocated, therapists, peer counselors, educators, family and friends, who make it clear we are not alone. Through extraordinary storytelling about pain, hope and resilience, the viewer comes to the realization the first step in healing, and often the most difficulty step, is to simply start taking.
Due to the sensitive nature of the topic, it is strongly encouraged that all minors in attendance be accompanied by a trusted adult.
For more information and see the passcode to get tickets, please visit: https://www.hidinginplainsightdocumentary.com/