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Mysteries of Mental Illness explores the story of mental illness in science and society. The four-part series traces the evolution of this complex topic from its earliest days to present times. It explores dramatic attempts across generations to unravel the mysteries of mental illness and gives voice to contemporary Americans across a spectrum of experiences.

Mysteries of Mental Illness

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Mysteries of Mental Illness explores the story of mental illness in science and society.

Mysteries of Mental Illness

Decolonizing Mental Health Digital Series | Preview

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Decolonizing Mental Health calls for a redress of ways we define and treat mental health.

Mysteries of Mental Illness
#101 Evil or Illness 
TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 8 PM 

Examine ancient conceptions of mental illness and the establishment of psychiatry. Hear the stories of modern-day people living with mental illness, including an aspiring astrophysicist with schizophrenia and an Olympics-bound boxer with OCD.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Tue, 06/22/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Wed, 06/23/2021 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Thu, 06/24/2021 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Thu, 06/24/2021 @ 6 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Thu, 06/24/2021 @ 11 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Fri, 06/25/2021 @ 7 AM

Mysteries of Mental Illness
#102 What’s Normal
TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 9 PM 

Trace the fight to develop mental illness standards rooted in empirical science rather than dogma. Learn how science and societal factors are deeply entwined with our ever-shifting definitions and diagnoses of mental health and illness.

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Tue, 06/22/2021 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Wed, 06/23/2021 @ 1 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Thu, 06/24/2021 @ 3 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Thu, 06/24/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Fri, 06/25/2021 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Fri, 06/25/2021 @ 8 AM

Mysteries of Mental Illness 
#103 The Rise and Fall of the Asylum 
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 8 PM 

Visit the nation's largest de-facto mental health facility, meet the detainees whose lives hang in the balance, and discover the harsh realities of care both inside and outside.

 

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Wed, 06/23/2021 @ 8 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Thu, 06/24/2021 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Sun, 06/27/2021 @ 1 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Fri, 06/25/2021 @ 6 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Fri, 06/25/2021 @ 11 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Sat, 06/26/2021 @ 7 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Sat, 06/26/2021 @ 1 PM

Mysteries of Mental Illness
#104 The New Frontiers 
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 9 PM 

Look at today's most cutting-edge treatments, based on the latest understanding of mental illness, with profiles of patients undergoing deep brain stimulation surgery, infusions of ketamine and modern electro-convulsive therapy.

 

Airdates: 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Wed, 06/23/2021 @ 9 PM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Thu, 06/24/2021 @ 1 AM
  • WTVP-HD 47.1 – Sun, 06/27/2021 @ 2 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Fri, 06/25/2021 @ 7 PM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Sat, 06/26/2021 @ 12 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Sat, 06/26/2021 @ 8 AM
  • WTVP-WORLD 47.3 – Sat, 06/26/2021 @ 2 PM