The Common Good The Backstretch
For the 2500 traveling workers who make the Saratoga horse races possible, a community-based program has sprung up to offer mental health care. (7:02)
The Gathering Place is more than a Clubhouse – it's a place of wellness, support and friendship. Members give freely of themselves, and gain a whole lot in return. (7:47)
If you're homeless, housing can be the best first step in rebuilding your life. Residents at Buffett Place become part of a community, to help them pursue their vision of recovery. (7:01)
Misha found the support network he needed in an unlikely place – his weekly kickball league. (6:50)
Chronic illness can bring mental health challenges. LeDarrin finds healing by helping others in his community, and creates a documentary to share their stories with the world. (8:23)
Police are often the first responders in mental health crises. San Antonio's new mental health unit is providing a successful model for the future. (8:45)
Dr. Kelly Boyd leads a postpartum support group, for four mothers with four different and powerful experiences. (7:59)
8 years ago, Dese’Rae Stage nearly took her life. Now she’s interviewing and photographing suicide attempt survivors across the country to show that no matter how bad it gets, you can live through this. (7:14)
Missy Jenkins Smith was shot in her high school and paralyzed from the chest down. Today she works to heal her community, spreading a message of compassion and forgiveness to end school violence. (6:00)
Americans with serious mental illnesses die 25 years earlier than the general population – usually from preventable diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. With an integrated care and whole wellness approach, this clinic saves lives. (6:57)
An urban farm transforms a veteran and her community.
A tough childhood doesn't have to mean a tough adulthood.
91-year old Blanche Trachtman stays mentally fit through a positive attitude.
Dr. Will Marling, on how to provide support after a mass tragedy