KVIE journalists filmed out at FIRM’s garden at Mennonite Community Church at Willow and Olive, and spoke to several gardeners about how participating in the garden services-and other linked mental health supports-has helped them deal with their depression, PTSD and anxiety as a result of the refugee experience.
The crew also talked to FIRM Interim Co-Directors Paula Cha and Rev. Sophia DeWitt. The interviews will be part of a program called, “A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness” which will air on PBS statewide at the end of May. The program will air locally on ValleyPBS on Thursday, May 30 at 8:00 pm.