NAMI California Featured in "A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness"
night, PBS stations across California premiered "A New State of Mind:
Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness," an inspiring documentary that
tells the stories of everyday people to shatter myths about mental
illness, highlighting the struggles faced by those with mental health
challenges, and their hope, resilience and recovery. It plays again
tonight on San Francisco's PBS channel KQED at 10:30 pm, and the show will be available to view online at http://www.eachmindmatters.org/ on June 3.
California is proud to see so many of our NAMI friends and leaders
featured in this documentary film. A few of these Special Guests
Keris Myrick, President and CEO of Project Return Peer Support, President of NAMI (National Association on Mental Illness)
Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, M.D., Ph.D., First Vice President of NAMI California, Affiliate: NAMI Sacramento & NAMI Yolo
Amanda Lipp, Student at UC at Davis and Member of the NAMI California Board of Directors, Affiliate: NAMI Sacramento
Paul Cumming, former member, NAMI California Board of Directors.
Through the stories of real Californians, viewers of "A New State of
Mind" will come to understand that mental health challenges are more
common than they think, that they can be managed and that recovery is
possible. Elyn Saks, professor of law at the USC Gould School of Law
and author, former U.S. Congressman Patrick Kennedy and five-time
Olympic medalist diver Greg Louganis are among the many subjects
profiled in the hour-long documentary narrated by actress Glenn Close.
New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness" is produced by
KVIE, Sacramento's PBS station, as part of a comprehensive statewide
effort to increase the number of people who seek early help for mental
challenges by reducing stigma and discrimination around mental illness.
It is a Prevention and Early Intervention program of California Mental
Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), an organization of county
governments working together to improve mental health outcomes for
individuals, families, and communities, and funded by the
voter-approved California Mental Health Services Act (Prop. 63).
To learn more about "A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness" and California's mental health movement, visit EachMindMatters.org.