Healthy Minds TV

Healthy Minds Public Television Series

One in five people has a diagnosable mental disorder, but often fear and shame prevent people from seeking help. Healthy Minds with Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein aims to remove the stigma of mental illness and demonstrate that with help, there is hope. The series humanizes common psychiatric conditions through inspiring personal stories as well as experts sharing cutting edge information about diagnosis and treatment. Topics for the series’ fourth season include suicide prevention, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression and motherhood, and the mental health issues faced by our veterans.

Series is produced by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.
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Season 4 Episodes
401 Suicide Prevention
401 Suicide Prevention
Donna Morgan, mother of Simone Battle of pop group G.R.L., speaks publicly for the first time about the loss of her daughter to suicide. Suicide prevention expert Maria Oquendo M.D., professor of clinical psychiatry/vice chair for education at Columbia University and director of residency training at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, discusses the latest developments in the diagnosis, treatment and neurobiology of suicidal behavior.
402 Living with Bipolar Disorder
402 Living with Bipolar Disorder
Super Bowl XLI champion linebacker Keith O’Neil speaks candidly about his personal experience living with bipolar disorder, the symptoms that began in childhood and continued into adulthood, and how he is successfully managing his treatment and working as a mental health advocate. Robert M.A. Hirschfield M.D., Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College’s Department of Psychiatry, shares important advice about treatment.
403 Brian Wilson, Love & Mercy
403 Brian Wilson, Love & Mercy
Brian Wilson, legendary musician and Beach Boys co-founder, speaks about his lifelong struggle with mental illness and his collaboration with the Campaign to Change Direction, which educates the public about warning signs of mental illness. Wilson is joined by Bill Pohlad, producer/director of the Wilson biopic Love & Mercy; actor Paul Dano, who portrayed the young Brian Wilson in the film; and Barbara Van Dahlen, PhD, founder of the Campaign to Change Direction.
404 Patrick Kennedy: A Common Struggle (Part One)
404 Patrick Kennedy: A Common Struggle (Part One)
The former U.S. Representative (D-RI), now a leading mental health advocate, shares his experience living with bipolar disorder and addiction, and his journey toward recovery. Kennedy discusses his memoir, A Common Struggle, which explores his family’s history of mental illness and the stigma of “family secrets.”
405 Patrick Kennedy: A Common Struggle (Part Two)
405 Patrick Kennedy: A Common Struggle (Part Two)
The former U.S. Representative (D-RI), now a leading mental health advocate, shares his experience living with bipolar disorder and addiction, and his journey toward recovery. Kennedy reveals for the first time how his relationships with his father, wife, and children impacted how he has handled his own mental illness.
406 Supporting the Mental Health of our Veterans
406 Supporting the Mental Health of our Veterans
Leading experts discuss how to better assist returning service members including treatments for post-traumatic stress, depression, and suicide prevention. With Matthew J. Friedman, MD, senior advisor, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs National Center for PTSD; Marianne Goodman, MD, associate clinical professor of psychiatry, School of Medicine, Mount Sinai; and New York State Senator Thomas D. Croci (R-Third District), himself a veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
407 Schizophrenia and Youth (Part One)
407 Schizophrenia and Youth (Part One)
A young man diagnosed at age 15 and now in his early 20’s shares his experience living with schizophrenia. Leading schizophrenia expert Patrick McGorry, M.D., Ph.D., shares insights about his groundbreaking work on safe, effective treatments for young people with psychotic and severe mood disorders. Dr. McGorry is the founder of the National Youth Mental Health Foundation in Australia.
408 Schizophrenia and Youth (Part Two)
408 Schizophrenia and Youth (Part Two)
New York State Mental Health Commissioner Ann M. Sullivan, M.D. discusses efforts to improve health systems including family centered care for children, early diagnosis, and treatment. Ian Boeckh, president of the Graham Boeckh Foundation, works in the memory of his brother, who had schizophrenia, to bring about transformational changes to improve the lives of people with or at risk of mental illness.
409 Schizophrenia: Potential Breakthroughs, Treatment, and Prevention
409 Schizophrenia: Potential Breakthroughs, Treatment, and Prevention
Leading brain researcher Robert Freedman, M.D. discusses new treatments and methods of prevention for schizophrenia, including medical trials for nutritional supplements in utero. Freedman is editor of the American Journal of Psychiatry, and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Superintendent, Colorado Psychiatric Hospital at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver.
410 Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System
410 Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System
The Honorable Steven Leifman, Criminal Division, 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida discusses programs helping people who become involved in the criminal justice system as a result of an untreated or inadequately treated psychiatric condition.
411 Violence and Mental Illness
411 Violence and Mental Illness
Exploring the relationship between mental illness and violence, and how science and public perception differ. Noted experts Lloyd Sederer, M.D. of the New York State Office of Mental Health; and Jeffrey Lieberman, M.D., Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University; discuss.
412 Depression and Motherhood
412 Depression and Motherhood
The ground-shifting research of Myrna Weissman, Ph.D., on how a mother’s depression impacts her child’s mental health has led to a better understanding of the biology of depression and how to prevent it in the next generation. Weissman is professor of Epidemiology in Psychiatry at Columbia University and chief of the Division of Epidemiology at the New York State Psychiatric Institute.
Eric Kandel
413 Memory

Nobel Prize winner Eric R. Kandel, MD, earned the prize in medicine for his research on the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying learning and memory. Dr. Kandel, professor of neuroscience, physiology and cellular biophysics at Columbia University, shares his most recent findings about age-associated memory loss and discoveries that may lead to new treatments for post-traumatic stress.

Dr. Herbert Pardes
414 Psychiatry: Past, Present, and Future

Herbert Pardes, M.D., a longtime leader in psychiatry and healthcare, shares his unique perspective on psychiatry. Pardes is a former director of the National Institute for Mental Health and former president of the American Psychiatric Association.

 

Season 3 Episodes
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Season 2 Episodes
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Season 1 Episodes
AUTISM – Part One: Discovery and Diagnosis

S01-Ep1
Five families share their personal journey from discovery to diagnosis, and the difficulty of daily life for a child with autism. Plus, the latest in diagnostics, the importance of early intervention, and cutting-edge genetics research.

Healthy Minds Schedule

City
State
Station
Day/Time
Beginning AirDate
Healthy Minds Schedule 
City 
Anchorage
State 
AK
Station 
Alaska PBS
Beginning AirDate 
10/4/2016
City 
Arkansas (statewide)
State 
AR
Station 
AETN
Beginning AirDate 
2/16/2017
City 
Austin
State 
TX
Station 
KLRU
Beginning AirDate 
11/7/2016
City 
Bemidji (Minneapolis)
State 
MN
Station 
Lakeland PTV (KAWE)
Beginning AirDate 
10/16/2016
City 
Bowling Green
State 
KY
Station 
WKYU
Beginning AirDate 
11/6/2016
City 
Charlotte NC
State 
NC & SC
Station 
SCETV
Beginning AirDate 
11/15/2016
City 
Chicago
State 
IL
Station 
WYCC
Beginning AirDate 
10/16/2016
City 
College Station
State 
TX
Station 
KAMU
Beginning AirDate 
12/17/2016
City 
Columbus
State 
OH
Station 
WOSU
Beginning AirDate 
12/2/2016
City 
Denver
State 
CO
Station 
Colorado PTV
Beginning AirDate 
10/9/2016
City 
East Lansing
State 
MI
Station 
WKAR
Beginning AirDate 
11/2/2016
City 
Evansville
State 
IN
Station 
WNIN (Learn Channel 12)
Beginning AirDate 
11/5/2016
City 
Flint
State 
MI
Station 
CMU Central Michigan PBS
Beginning AirDate 
10/4/2016
City 
Gainesville
State 
FL
Station 
WUFT
Beginning AirDate 
10/9/2016 (first two episodes), 10/16/2016
City 
Grand Rapids
State 
MI
Station 
WGVU
Beginning AirDate 
11/6/2016
City 
Harrisonburg
State 
VA
Station 
WVPT
Beginning AirDate 
10/10/2016
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Hartford
State 
CT
Station 
Connecticut PTV
Beginning AirDate 
1/8/2017
City 
Juneau
State 
AK
Station 
KTOO
Beginning AirDate 
10/3/2016
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Kansas City
State 
MO
Station 
KCPT
Beginning AirDate 
10/6/2016
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Las Cruces
State 
NM
Station 
KRWG
Beginning AirDate 
10/15/2016
City 
Los Angeles
State 
CA
Station 
KLCS
Beginning AirDate 
11/6/2016
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Los Angeles (San Bernardino)
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CA
Station 
KVCR
Beginning AirDate 
10/6/2016
City 
Marquette
State 
MI
Station 
WNMU
Beginning AirDate 
11/6/2016
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Maryland (statewide)
State 
MD
Station 
MPT
Beginning AirDate 
1/22/2017
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Memphis
State 
TN
Station 
WKNO
Beginning AirDate 
11/8/2016
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Milwaukee
State 
WI
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Wilwaukee PTV
Beginning AirDate 
10/18/2016
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Montana (statewide)
State 
MT
Station 
MontanaPBS
Beginning AirDate 
12/13/2016
City 
New Orleans
State 
LA
Station 
WLAE
Beginning AirDate 
3/6/2017
City 
New York
State 
NY
Station 
NYC-TV
Beginning AirDate 
11/1/2016/ 11/7/2016
City 
New York
State 
NY
Station 
WLIW
Beginning AirDate 
10/22/2016
City 
Orlando
State 
FL
Station 
WDSC
Beginning AirDate 
11/16/2016
City 
Orlando
State 
FL
Station 
WEFS
Beginning AirDate 
11/17/2016
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Phoenix
State 
AZ
Station 
KAET
Beginning AirDate 
10/2/2016
City 
Portales
State 
NM
Station 
KENW
Beginning AirDate 
10/4/2016
City 
Portland
State 
OR
Station 
Oregon Public Television
Beginning AirDate 
10/10/2016
City 
Pullman
State 
WA
Station 
KWSU
Beginning AirDate 
10/27/2016
City 
Raleigh Durham
State 
NC
Station 
UNC-TV
Beginning AirDate 
10/2/2016
City 
Sacramento
State 
CA
Station 
KVIE
Beginning AirDate 
11/23/2016
City 
Salt Lake City
State 
UT
Station 
KUEN
Beginning AirDate 
10/7/2016
City 
San Francisco
State 
CA
Station 
KRCB
Beginning AirDate 
3/6/2017
City 
Syracuse
State 
NY
Station 
WCNY
Beginning AirDate 
1/11/2017
City 
Tampa
State 
FL
Station 
WEDU
Beginning AirDate 
10/24/2016
City 
Tampa
State 
FL
Station 
WUSF
Beginning AirDate 
10/6/2016
City 
Topeka
State 
KS
Station 
KTWU
Beginning AirDate 
11/1/2016
City 
Trenton
State 
NJ
Station 
NJTV
Beginning AirDate 
10/3/2016
City 
Tucson
State 
AZ
Station 
AZ Public Media
Beginning AirDate 
1/1/2017
City 
Wichita
State 
KS
Station 
KPTS
Beginning AirDate 
10/6/2016
City 
Wilkes Barre
State 
PA
Station 
WVIA
Beginning AirDate 
10/5/2016
City 
Yakima
State 
WA
Station 
KTNW
Beginning AirDate 
10/3/2016

Resources

National Institute of Mental Health – NIMH
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. NIMH is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the nation’s medical research agency. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration -  SAMHSA
SAMHSA is a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitative services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses.

National Alliance on Mental Illness - NAMI
NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

Mental Health America - MHA
Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation's leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
AFSP was created to raise awareness, offer support, fund research and call for action in regard to advancing a national response to the problem of suicide.

World Health Organization – WHO
The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health

U.S. Department for Veterans Affairs - National Center for PTSD
The National Center for PTSD is dedicated to research and education on trauma and PTSD. We work to assure that the latest research findings help those exposed to trauma.

Campaign to Change Direction
The goal of the Campaign to Change Direction is to change the culture of mental health in America so that all of those in need receive the care and support they deserve.