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Original Programming from Queens Public Television

Understanding Mental Illness

An estimated one in four adults will experience some form of mental illness during their lifetime. A diagnosis of mental illness is not an end of the line sentence. Early diagnosis and treatment, modern medication and therapy can help those who suffer from mental illness regain control of their lives and to become, once again, a functioning part of their community.

The mentally ill are very often stigmatized to the point where those who suffer avoid seeking help because they may be too embarrassed to do so. Our series brought together patients, therapists, doctors and other healthcare professionals to examine the causes and solutions for mental illness.

Understanding Mental Illness is a six part series that addresses this important issue from different perspectives and provides a thorough understanding of this important issue. Please watch the re-cablecast of this important series.