Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness

Preview: The Storm

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.

Episode 1


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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 | 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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