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Youth Mental Illness: A Discussion
August 4, 2022 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm UTC-5
Teens, Parents. teachers and caregivers, join KLRN for a virtual screening of the Ken Burns documentary Hiding in Plain Sight on August 4th at 6 PM. We will share a 30 min screener followed by a discussion with local community organizations regarding mental health resources available to teens and adolescents. HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT: YOUTH MENTAL ILLNESS features first-person accounts from more than 20 young people, ranging in age from 11 to 27, who live with mental health conditions, as well as parents, teachers, friends, healthcare providers in their lives, and independent mental health experts. The film presents an unvarnished window into daily life with mental health challenges, from seemingly insurmountable obstacles to stories of hope and resilience. Through the experiences of these young people, the film confronts the issues of stigma, discrimination, awareness, and silence and, in doing so, helps advance a shift in the public perception of mental health issues today. Video Description Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness | Trailer Longtime WETA production partner Ken Burns is the executive producer of a major new public television documentary called Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness. The film, anticipated to premiere in 2022, gives voice to the experiences of young people who suffer from mental health challenges and focuses on the importance of awareness and empathy. The documentary will shine a clear —and sometimes stark —light on what it is like for youth and the parents, teachers, friends, and healthcare providers who try to help. Just as society has rallied around people with cancer and efforts for a cure, it is time to rally around children and adolescents who suffer mental health disorders —to see it as our common struggle, not somebody else’s problem. The first in a three-film series from the Ewers brothers on mental health Erik Ewers and Christopher Loren Ewers are the co-directors, Julie Coffman is the producer, and David Blistein is the writer. The four-hour film is part of the Well Beings Youth Mental Health Project. #WellBeings Duration: 60 minutes