Wed, Jun 29|
Edward M. Kennedy Institute
Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness
Bank of America and WETA invite you to a preview film screening and panel discussion which gives voice to the experiences of young people who struggle with mental health challenges and focuses on the importance of awareness and empathy.
Time & Location
Jun 29, 2022, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
Edward M. Kennedy Institute, 210 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125, USA
About the Event
Bank of America and WETA invite you to a preview film screening and panel discussion in support of the new public television documentary from Ewers Brothers Productions and Florentine Films: 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. The issues surrounding mental illness are extraordinarily complex. But the most important step, and often the most difficult one, is to start talking about it. As part of our commitment to emotional wellness, we are encouraging open dialogue and supporting our teammates and our communities to help break through the stigma around mental health.
About the Film
Ken Burns presents Hiding In Plain Sight a film by Erik Ewers and Christopher Loren Ewers exploring today’s youth mental health crisis through first-person stories of young people. This two-part film will premiere on PBS stations nationwide on June 27 and 28 at 9 p.m. ET. Through first-person accounts, the film will present an unvarnished window into the issues associated with mental illness and the seemingly insurmountable obstacles that those who live with it face daily. The film confronts the issues of stigma, discrimination, awareness, and silence, and, in doing so, help advance a major shift in the public perception of mental illness today. Learn more at pbs.org/plainsight.
This film is part of the Well Beings campaign to engage youth voices to create a national conversation, raise awareness, address discrimination, encourage compassion and make mental health resources available to the public via the website wellbeings.org.
If you or someone you know is in crisis, whether they are considering suicide or not, please call the toll-free National Suicide Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) to speak with a trained crisis counselor. If you don’t want to talk on the phone, Crisis Text Line offers free mental health support. Text “10-18” or “SCRUBS” to 751741 for help. The call and text lines are open 24 hours a day.