The public television series Healthy Minds with Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein aims to remove the stigma of mental illness, educate the public, and offer a message of hope by humanizing common psychiatric conditions through inspiring personal stories, cutting edge research on diagnosis and treatment, and interviews with well-known personalities, including Brian Wilson, Patrick Kennedy, and Nobel Prize Winner Eric Kandel. Season Four explores Suicide, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, and Depression during 14, half-hour episodes. For a full list of Healthy Minds stations and airdates and to view the series trailer and photos visit: Episodes topics are as follows:
•(401) Suicide Prevention: featuring Donna Morgan, mother of Simone Battle of pop group G.R.L. speaking publicly for the first time on her daughter’s suicide.
•(402) Living with Bipolar Disorder: Super Bowl XLI champion linebacker Keith O’Neil shares his personal story, and world renowned bipolar expert Robert M.A. Hirschfield, M.D. discusses treatment.
•(403) Brian Wilson, Love & Mercy: Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson speaks about his lifelong struggle with mental illness.
•(404) Patrick Kennedy: A Common Struggle Part One: The mental health advocate and former U.S. Representative discusses living with bipolar disorder, addiction, and recovery.
•(405) Patrick Kennedy: A Common Struggle Part Two: The mental health advocate and former U.S. Representative discusses his memoir A Common Struggle and the stigma of family secrets.
•(406) Supporting the Mental Health of Our Veterans: NY State Senator Thomas D. Croci, a veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, joins Matthew J. Friedman, M.D., a senior advisor at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs National Center for PTSD, and PTSD expert Marianne Goodman, M.D. on how to better assist returning service members with PTSD, depression and suicide prevention.
•(407) Schizophrenia and Youth (Part One): A young man with schizophrenia shares his experiences, and schizophrenia expert Patrick McGorry, M.D., Ph.D., discusses his groundbreaking work on safe, effective treatments for young people with psychotic and severe mood disorders.
•(408) Schizophrenia and Youth (Part Two): NY State Mental Health Commissioner Ann M. Sullivan, M.D. discusses efforts to improve state health systems with mental health advocate Ian Boeckh, president of the Graham Boeckh Foundation.
•(409) Schizophrenia–Potential Breakthroughs in Treatment and Prevention: Leading brain researcher Robert Freedman, M.D. discusses new treatments and methods of prevention, including medical trials for nutritional supplements in utero.
•(410) Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System: The Honorable Steven Leifman, Criminal Division, 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida, discusses programs helping people who become involved in the criminal justice system because of a psychiatric condition.
•(411) Violence and Mental Illness: Exploring the relationship between mental illness and violence, and how science and public perception differ, with noted experts Lloyd Sederer, M.D. and Jeffrey Lieberman, M.D.
•(412) Depression and Motherhood: Dr. Myrna Weissman’s groundbreaking research on the impact of a mother’s depression on her child’s mental health and how to prevent depression in the next generation.
•(413) Psychiatry: Past, Present and Future: Herbert Pardes, M.D., former director of the National Institute for Mental Health and former president of the American Psychiatric Association, shares his unique perspective.
•(414) Memory: Nobel Prize winner Eric R. Kandel, M.D., shares his most recent findings about age-associated memory loss and discoveries that may lead to new treatments for post-traumatic stress.