Get Ready to Look at Mental Health in a Whole New Way

Ep. 1: Overcoming Depression

A writer, a musician and a video blogger find three surprising paths to recovery, with powerful takeaways for all viewers.

Ep. 1: Overcoming Depression

A writer, a musician and a video blogger find three surprising paths to recovery, with powerful takeaways for all viewers.

Overcoming depression

Ep. 2: Veterans

PTS, survivor’s guilt and reintegrating into civilian life – these stories illustrate the challenges some vets face, and successful ways they overcome.

Ep. 2: Veterans

PTS, survivor’s guilt and reintegrating into civilian life – these stories illustrate the challenges some vets face, and successful ways they overcome.

Veterans

Ep. 3: The Critical Years

Three stories from young adults show a range of mental health experiences. This is a critical age, marked by major life transitions at a time when many disorders tend to manifest.

Ep. 3: The Critical Years

Three stories from young adults show a range of mental health experiences. This is a critical age, marked by major life transitions at a time when many disorders tend to manifest.

The critical years

Ep. 4: Ways to Wellness

Five ways for every viewer to achieve optimum mental fitness, told through the personal experiences of fascinating, diverse characters.

Ep. 4: Ways to Wellness

Five ways for every viewer to achieve optimum mental fitness, told through the personal experiences of fascinating, diverse characters.

Ways to wellness

Ep. 5: Facing Suicide

Highly personal stories exploring this difficult topic, from a family recovering from a son’s suicide, to five women who choose to live.

Ep. 5: Facing Suicide

Highly personal stories exploring this difficult topic, from a family recovering from a son’s suicide, to five women who choose to live.

Facing suicide

Ep. 6: Beating Anxiety

Three characters in different times of their lives use different tactics to manage their anxiety, the most common type of mental health disorder for Americans.

Ep. 6: Beating Anxiety

Three characters in different times of their lives use different tactics to manage their anxiety, the most common type of mental health disorder for Americans.

Beating anxiety

Ep. 7: Get Your Sleep

Sleep deprivation affects everything, from memory to mood to decision making. In our 36-hour No Sleep Challenge, researchers track 4 participants to see just how vital sleep is to your mental health.

Ep. 7: Get Your Sleep

Sleep deprivation affects everything, from memory to mood to decision making. In our 36-hour No Sleep Challenge, researchers track 4 participants to see just how vital sleep is to your mental health.

Get your sleep

Ep. 8: Best Practices for Better Care

Stories in three cities highlight inspiring programs: best practices for a positive impact in those communities, which could work in others.

Ep. 8: Best Practices for Better Care

Stories in three cities highlight inspiring programs: best practices for a positive impact in those communities, which could work in others.

Best practices for better care

Ep. 9: Family Portraits

Families are often the primary mental health care providers. In these rich stories, family members help loved ones and each other to manage their challenges.

Ep. 9: Family Portraits

Families are often the primary mental health care providers. In these rich stories, family members help loved ones and each other to manage their challenges.

Family portraits

Ep. 10: The Innovators

Doctors at the forefront of brain science develop new treatments and gain insights into the connections between mind and body.

Ep. 10: The Innovators

Doctors at the forefront of brain science develop new treatments and gain insights into the connections between mind and body.

The innovators

Ep. 11: Communities of Care

Three organizations perfecting nontraditional methods to deliver effective mental health care.

Ep. 11: Communities of Care

Three organizations perfecting nontraditional methods to deliver effective mental health care.

Communities of care

Ep. 12: Inside Schizophrenia

Three people with schizophrenia share their powerful stories to challenge perceptions of living with this mental illness.

Ep. 12: Inside Schizophrenia

Three people with schizophrenia share their powerful stories to challenge perceptions of living with this mental illness.

Inside schizophrenia
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Stories of the Mind is a broadcast series for PBS, bringing together MHC’s best existing and new content to present mental health and wellness in a surprising new light, through inspiring true stories filmed across America. Full episodes are available free here, on the PBS streaming channel, and on PBS stations nationwide. Stories of the Mind is presented by KLRU-TV, Austin.

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Episodes in this Series

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    Stories Of The Mind Overcoming Depression

    A writer, a musician and a video blogger find three surprising paths to recovery, with powerful takeaways for all viewers.

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    Stories Of The Mind Veterans

    PTS, survivor’s guilt and reintegrating into civilian life – these stories illustrate the challenges some vets face, and successful ways they overcome.

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    Stories Of The Mind The Critical Years

    Three stories from young adults show a range of mental health experiences. This is a critical age, marked by major life transitions at a time when many disorders tend to manifest.

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    Stories Of The Mind Ways to Wellness

    Five ways for every viewer to achieve optimum mental fitness, told through the personal experiences of fascinating, diverse characters.

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    Stories Of The Mind Facing Suicide

    Highly personal stories exploring this difficult topic, from a family recovering from a son’s suicide, to five women who choose to live.

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    Stories Of The Mind Beating Anxiety

    Three characters in different times of their lives use different tactics to manage their anxiety, the most common type of mental health disorder for Americans.

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    Stories Of The Mind Get Your Sleep

    Sleep deprivation affects everything, from memory to mood to decision making. In our 36-hour No Sleep Challenge, researchers track 4 participants to see just how vital sleep is to your mental health.

  • Play

    Stories Of The Mind Best Practices for Better Care

    Stories in three cities highlight inspiring programs: best practices for a positive impact in those communities, which could work in others.

  • Play

    Stories Of The Mind Family Portraits

    Families are often the primary mental health care providers. In these rich stories, family members help loved ones and each other to manage their challenges.

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    Stories Of The Mind The Innovators

    Doctors at the forefront of brain science develop new treatments and gain insights into the connections between mind and body.

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    Stories Of The Mind Communities of Care

    Three organizations perfecting nontraditional methods to deliver effective mental health care.

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    Stories Of The Mind Inside Schizophrenia

    Three people with schizophrenia share their powerful stories to challenge perceptions of living with this mental illness.

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