Ken Burns Presents Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness | A film by Erik Ewers and Christopher Loren Ewers
HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT: YOUTH MENTAL ILLNESS, which premieres June 27 and 28, 2022 at 9:00 p.m. ET (check local listings) on PBS, PBS.org and the PBS Video app, features first-person accounts from more than 20 young people, ranging in age from 11 to 27, who live with mental health conditions. The documentary also includes commentary from parents, teachers, friends, healthcare providers in their lives, and independent mental health experts. The program presents an unvarnished window into daily life with mental health challenges, from seemingly insurmountable obstacles to stories of hope and resilience. Through the experiences of these young people, the film confronts the issues of stigma, discrimination, awareness, and silence, and, in doing so, helps advance a shift in the public perception of mental health issues today. The film is part of Well Beings, a national multiplatform campaign from WETA Washington, D.C., the flagship public media station in the nation’s capital, to demystify and destigmatize our physical and mental health through storytelling. A preview of the documentary, with a special message from executive producer Ken Burns, is available at wellbeings.org/plainsight.
Young people are also encouraged to share their stories with their peers on the We Are Well Beings Storywall, available at https://wellbeings.org/share-your-story/.
Additional airings will broadcast:
Sun July 3 at 12pm - Hiding In Plain Sight #101 The Storm
Sun,July 3 at 2pm - Hiding In Plain Sight #102 Resilience