Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness

Preview: Resilience

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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More to Explore from Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness

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    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 | 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.

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