Beyond Bedlam: Reimagining Our Mental Health Systems
Virtual Panel and Q&A
Monday, May 11, 2020. 6 PM - 7 PM ET
Stream the new PBS documentary film Bedlam in advance, and then join us for a virtual discussion of the film and the needed solutions to our mental health crisis, which has led to the criminalization and marginalization of people with mental illness across the country. Moderator Susan Chira (The Marshall Project) will be joined by panelists Dr. Kenneth Rosenberg (Director, Bedlam), Dr. Ashwin Vasan (President and CEO, Fountain House), Daniel H. Gillison, Jr. (CEO, NAMI), and Issa Ibrahim (Artist, Fountain House member, author of The Hospital Always Wins).
Presented by The Marshall Project, WNET and Fountain House.
Shot over the course of five years, Bedlam examines the mental health crisis through intimate stories of those people who are in-and-out of overwhelmed and under-resourced psych emergency rooms, jails and homeless camps in Los Angeles, while psychiatrist and filmmaker Kenneth Paul Rosenberg, M.D. also searches for answers to his own late sister’s mental illness.
We encourage everyone to stream the film for free ahead of time by visiting WNET’s THIRTEEN https://www.thirteen.org/programs/independent-lens/bedlam-9jx1rc/
We are partnering with ITVS/OVEE to present this panel.
OVEE is a shared media viewing experience – a powerful way to reach, connect and engage with audiences. OVEE stands for Online Viewing and Engagement Experience.
Created by ITVS and funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), OVEE combines quality HD media and livestream content with the community-building conversation of social media in a single-screen experience.