FIRM and its community garden program will be featured in a new Statewide PBS program called, “A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness”. Award-winning actress and mental health advocate Glenn Close will narrate the program, which will air locally on ValleyPBS on Thursday, May 30 at 8 pm.
“A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness,” is an inspiring documentary that tells the stories of everyday people to shatter myths about mental illness, highlighting the struggles faced by those with mental health challenges, and their hope, resilience and recovery.
One in four American adults suffers from a diagnosable mental health illness in any given year, but many don’t seek help because of fear of judgment, isolation and discrimination.
Through the stories of real Californians, viewers of “A New State of Mind” will come to understand that mental health challenges are more common than they think, that they can be managed and that recovery is possible.
If you live in another part of California, call your local PBS station to find out when the program will be on air. Don’t miss it!