We’ve been invited by Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) to participate in a screening and virtual panel discussion about the PBS series Mysteries of Mental Illness and to talk about what is being done to address Mississippian’s mental health needs. Our executive director Joy Hogge will join in the discussion at 7 PM on Tuesday, June 29th with Mississippi Department of Mental Health Director Wendy Bailey, NAMI-Mississippi Executive Director Sitananiel J. Wimbley, and Dr. Susan Buttross, Southern Remedy host and UMMC physician. MPB News senior reporter Desare Frazier will take questions from the online audience. We hope that you will watch the series and then participate in the virtual panel discussion. Registration is required.
The following information about the series and the virtual event is taken from the event website.
Join MPB for a virtual screening of the documentary Mysteries of Mental Illness followed by a panel discussion with state mental health experts on the film and what is being done to address Mississippians’ mental health needs. Mysteries of Mental Illnessis a four-part series that will air on MPB Television at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. June 22 and June 23.
An Olympic boxer struggling with OCD… a Harlem pastor wrestling with depression… a young scientist coming to terms with her schizophrenia…
One in four people will experience a mental illness at some point in their lifetime. Yet a diagnosis of a mental disorder still carries a stigma that a heart condition or other physical ailment doesn’t, largely because mental illness has been so poorly understood for so long. Mysteries of Mental Illness places the stories of those living with mental illness today in a broader historic, scientific and social context over four powerful, hour-long episodes.
At a time when mental health has been thrust to the fore by Covid 19, Mysteries of Mental Illness provides an invaluable framework to create deeper national understanding and dialogue.