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Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness

Follow the journeys of more than 20 young Americans from all over the country and all walks of life, who have struggled with thoughts and feelings that have troubled—and, at times—overwhelmed them. Hiding in Plain Sight presents an unstinting look at both the seemingly insurmountable obstacles faced by those who live with mental disorders and the hope that many have found after that storm.

Resilience

1h 52m

In Resilience, the second episode of Hiding in Plain Sight, our “heroes” speak about finding help and inpatient and/or outpatient treatment. It also explores the criminalization of mental illness, tragedy of youth suicide, and “double stigma” that occurs when mental illness is combined with racial or gender discrimination. Throughout, the interviewees demonstrate the power of resiliency and hope.

Episodes

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    Resilience

    S1 E2 - 1h 52m

    In Resilience, the second episode of Hiding in Plain Sight, our “heroes” speak about finding help and inpatient and/or outpatient treatment. It also explores the criminalization of mental illness, tragedy of youth suicide, and “double stigma” that occurs when mental illness is combined with racial or gender discrimination. Throughout, the interviewees demonstrate the power of resiliency and hope.

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    The Storm

    S1 E1 - 1h 56m

    The Storm, the first two-hour episode of Hiding in Plain Sight, focuses on more than twenty young people who provide an intimate look at what it’s like to experience the symptoms of mental illness, from depression to addiction to suicide ideation. The film includes insights from families, providers, and advocates and explores the impact of childhood trauma, stigma, and social media.

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    Spanish Version | Resilience

    S1 E4 - 1h 52m

    En Resilience, el segundo episodio de Hiding in Plain Sight, nuestros "héroes" hablan sobre cómo encontrar ayuda, terapia para pacientes hospitalizados y ambulatorios, el estigma agregado de la discriminación racial o de género, la criminalización de las enfermedades mentales y el suicidio juvenil.

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    Spanish Version | The Storm

    S1 E3 - 1h 56m

    The Storm, el primer episodio de dos horas de Hiding in Plain Sight, se centra en más de veinte jóvenes que brindan una mirada íntima a cómo es experimentar los síntomas de una enfermedad mental, desde la depresión hasta la adicción y la ideación suicida. La película incluye información de familias, proveedores y defensores y explora el impacto del trauma infantil, el estigma y las redes sociales.

Extras + Features

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    Preview: Resilience

    S1 E2 - 32s

    Young people and their family and friends talk about how they came to acknowledge and accept the reality of their mental illnesses and, most importantly, start talking about them. They describe their work with providers to determine a diagnosis and the treatments they received, and the added stigma of racial or gender discrimination. Throughout, the young people inspire with their resilience.

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    Preview: The Storm

    S1 E1 - 32s

    Explores the traumas and triggers of more than twenty young people’s childhood and adolescent years — including the impact of stigma and social media. They find words to describe the symptoms of depression, anxiety, mania, eating disorders, addiction, self-harm, and suicide ideation. Their stories, with family and friends, demonstrate there are ways out of “the storm” of mental illness.

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    Teaser

    S1 - 1m 38s

    Ken Burns presents a major new public television documentary, Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness. The film gives voice to the experiences of young people who struggle with mental health challenges and focuses on the importance of awareness and empathy.

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    Trailer

    S1 - 4m 24s

    Follow the journeys of more than 20 young Americans from all over the country and all walks of life, who have struggled with thoughts and feelings that have troubled—and, at times—overwhelmed them. The film presents an unstinting look at both the seemingly insurmountable obstacles faced by those who live with mental disorders and the hope that many have found after that storm.

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