About Living with Mental Illness
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experiences mental illness every year. WQED Multimedia's "Living With Mental Illness" campaign is an ongoing commitment to explore various aspects of mental health, examine different illnesses, focus on new research and treatment, and introduce people who are living with mental illness. The multi-platform project is intended to raise awareness, showcase positive outcomes - and above all - end stigma. WQED thanks NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania for its guidance, as well as others who took part in the project and courageously shared their stories in the hope of helping others.
for psychosis, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and more
This online tool from Mental Health America might help determine if you are experiencing a mental health condition.
Before Stage Four:
Confronting Early Psychosis
Documentary Premiered March 30, 2017
First-time psychotic episodes are frightening, confusing and distressing for the entire family. Traditionally, teens and young adults experiencing first-episode psychosis (FEP) have been pulled out of school and/or society – only to begin a lifelong journey of spotty treatment, recurring episodes, and unfulfilled hopes of a career, happy marriage and children. But new research shows a significant success rate for people who receive proper, coordinated care after a first episode. This documentary shows who’s leading the FEP treatment movement, while families share personal stories of heartbreak, success and hope. The program also explores fascinating research on young adult brains that could lead to life-changing treatment of psychosis.
First-Episode Psychosis Webisodes
What is First-Episode Psychosis (FEP)?
In this web short, Dr. Melina Spyridaki-Dodd of Family Services of Western Pennsylvania explains “First-Episode Psychosis” and the process of diagnosing the illness. Also, Tina Grever, and her son Brice, who’s living with schizophrenia, share their experience with psychosis and talk about the importance of early diagnosis.
Premiered February 6, 2017