PBS North Carolina (formerly UNC-TV) is presenting some free virtual events. Please read on to learn about one of them, and make to follow the link to register.
PBS NC Preview Screening-Mysteries of Mental Illness and Virtual Discussion
Thursday, June 17th, 2021
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Free (follow above link to register)
One in four people suffers from a mental illness at some point in their lives. An American is more likely to need services from psychiatry than from any other medical specialty. But a diagnosis of a mental disorder carries a stigma that a heart condition or other physical ailment doesn’t—in large part because mental illness is poorly understood and has been for so long.
Many Americans’ diagnoses have grown more acute during the coronavirus pandemic, and people who had been previously undiagnosed – including many who remain so – are now suffering for the first time from depression and other illnesses that have been exacerbated by the present-day crises. One of the most critical barriers to treatment is the stigma of mental illness.
Following the special screening of carefully curated clips from the two-night, four-hour film, you will participate in a virtual panel discussion featuring local experts in the mental health field. You are encouraged to engage by asking questions via the virtual chat feature.
Discussion topics: accessibility and cultural barriers to mental health care, COVID-19’s exacerbation of mental health issues, eliminating the stigma and more.
Moderator: Josh Clinard, Associate Producer National Content, PBS NC
- Kody Kinsley, Chief Deputy Secretary for Health, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
- Ashish George, Director of Public Policy, Psychiatric Advance Directives (PADs) Specialist, NAMI NC
- Malaika Edwards, Doctoral Student, Center Coordinator, North Carolina State University Community Counseling, Education and Research Center (CCERC)
Virtual Event Details:
- Date and Time: Thursday, June 17 at 7 PM
- Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A
You can join the online event from the comfort and convenience of your own home or office from your laptop, desktop, tablet or mobile device.
This is a free, virtual event, but registration is required. Please register via Eventbrite. If you have any questions, contact Karen Nowak at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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