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Comedians on Mental Health, Part 1

Comedians know a thing or two about mental health and they're not afraid to talk about it, as they prepare for the Cracking Up Comedy Competition. Part 1 of 2.

Comedians on Mental Health, Part 1

Comedians know a thing or two about mental health and they're not afraid to talk about it, as they prepare for the Cracking Up Comedy Competition. Part 1 of 2.

Comedians on mental health part 1

Comedians on Mental Health, Part 2

Comedians know a thing or two about mental health and they're not afraid to talk about it, as they compete in the Cracking Up Comedy Competition. Part 2 of 2.

Comedians on Mental Health, Part 2

Comedians know a thing or two about mental health and they're not afraid to talk about it, as they compete in the Cracking Up Comedy Competition. Part 2 of 2.

Comedians on mental health part 2

Succeeding With Bipolar

Ups and downs are part of being human. But when they're extreme, that's bipolar disorder. Three inspiring characters show us how they manage and succeed.

Succeeding With Bipolar

Ups and downs are part of being human. But when they're extreme, that's bipolar disorder. Three inspiring characters show us how they manage and succeed.

Succeeding with bipolar

Coping With Illness

When your physical health suffers, your mental state may too. Meet three people who practice good mental health depsite physical conditions.

Coping With Illness

When your physical health suffers, your mental state may too. Meet three people who practice good mental health depsite physical conditions.

Coping with illness

A Place To Belong

Being part of a strong community is good for anyone's mental health.

A Place To Belong

Being part of a strong community is good for anyone's mental health.

A place to belong

Soldiers' Stories

Injured combat veterans find healing through sport, friendship and the great outdoors.

Soldiers' Stories

Injured combat veterans find healing through sport, friendship and the great outdoors.

Soldiers stories

Managing Child Psychosis

Meet Michael and his parents, an extraordinary family managing his disorder by staying positive and proactive.

Managing Child Psychosis

Meet Michael and his parents, an extraordinary family managing his disorder by staying positive and proactive.

Managing child psychosis

Recovering From Trauma

Two actors overcome their troubled pasts to move strongly into the future.

Recovering From Trauma

Two actors overcome their troubled pasts to move strongly into the future.

Recovering from trauma

Film Festival

Three winning films with international perspectives on mental health.

Film Festival

Three winning films with international perspectives on mental health.

Film festival

Young Filmmakers

Powerful personal films from young directors, showing skill and understanding beyond their years.

Young Filmmakers

Powerful personal films from young directors, showing skill and understanding beyond their years.

Young filmmakers

Overcoming Depression

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

Overcoming Depression

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

Overcoming depression

Veterans

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

Veterans

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

Veterans

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

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

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

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

Ways to wellness

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Innovators

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

The Innovators

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

The innovators

Communities of Care

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

Communities of Care

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

Communities of care

Inside Schizophrenia

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

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 Comedians on Mental Health, Part 1 S2 E1

    Comedians know a thing or two about mental health and they're not afraid to talk about it, as they prepare for the Cracking Up Comedy Competition. Part 1 of 2.

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    Stories Of The Mind Comedians on Mental Health, Part 2 S2 E2

    Comedians know a thing or two about mental health and they're not afraid to talk about it, as they compete in the Cracking Up Comedy Competition. Part 2 of 2.

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    Stories Of The Mind Succeeding With Bipolar S2 E3

    Ups and downs are part of being human. But when they're extreme, that's bipolar disorder. Three inspiring characters show us how they manage and succeed.

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    Stories Of The Mind Coping With Illness S2 E4

    When your physical health suffers, your mental state may too. Meet three people who practice good mental health depsite physical conditions.

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    Stories Of The Mind A Place To Belong S2 E5

    Being part of a strong community is good for anyone's mental health.

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    Stories Of The Mind Soldiers' Stories S2 E6

    Injured combat veterans find healing through sport, friendship and the great outdoors.

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    Stories Of The Mind Managing Child Psychosis S2 E7

    Meet Michael and his parents, an extraordinary family managing his disorder by staying positive and proactive.

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    Stories Of The Mind Recovering From Trauma S2 E8

    Two actors overcome their troubled pasts to move strongly into the future.

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    Stories Of The Mind Film Festival S2 E9

    Three winning films with international perspectives on mental health.

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    Stories Of The Mind Young Filmmakers S2 E10

    Powerful personal films from young directors, showing skill and understanding beyond their years.

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    Stories Of The Mind Overcoming Depression S1 E1

    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 S1 E2

    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 S1 E3

    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 S1 E4

    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 S1 E5

    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 S1 E6

    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 S1 E7

    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.

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    Stories Of The Mind Best Practices for Better Care S1 E8

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

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    Stories Of The Mind Family Portraits S1 E9

    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.

  • Play

    Stories Of The Mind The Innovators S1 E10

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

  • Play

    Stories Of The Mind Communities of Care S1 E11

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

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    Stories Of The Mind Inside Schizophrenia S1 E12

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

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