A unique collaboration between the American Psychiatric Foundation, APA's Office of Communications and Public Affairs, and public television leads to the national distribution of a television series on mental health.
A popular New York public television show on psychiatric topics is going national, with the help of the American Psychiatric Foundation.
"Healthy Minds" is a public television series produced by WLIW in New York, the nation's third largest public television station. And now, with the help of a $50,000 grant from the foundation, 16 of the shows will be distributed nationally to every public television station in the country.
Psychiatrists and foundation officials said that the show is the result of a remarkable synergy of interests shared by the foundation, APA's Office of Communications and Public Affairs, New York's public television production staff, and the public television audience. They also noted that "Healthy Minds" can be a major vehicle for educating the public about psychiatry and psychiatric illness and for promoting the projects of the foundation.
In addition to the shows on PTSD and military personnel and adolescent mental health, the new season covers schizophrenia, recovery from abuse, minority mental health, mental health in the workplace, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, chemical dependency, and neurogenesis. Special guests include, among others, Judith Rapoport, M.D., a senior investigator at the National Institute of Mental Health; Nobel Prize