Living with Mental Illness
About Living with Mental Illness
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experiences mental illness every year. WQED Multimedia's "Living With Mental Illness" campaign is an ongoing commitment to explore various aspects of mental health, by examining specific diseases, interviewing experts and sharing the stories of people who are living with mental illness. The multi-platform project is intended to raise awareness, showcase new treatments and end the stigma.
for psychosis, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and more
This online tool from Mental Health America might help determine if you are experiencing a mental health condition.
First-Episode Psychosis Webisodes
What is First-Episode Psychosis (FEP)?
In this web short, Dr. Melina Spyridaki-Dodd of Family Services of Western Pennsylvania explains “First-Episode Psychosis” and the process of diagnosing the illness. Also, Tina Grever, and her son Brice, who’s living with schizophrenia, share their experience with psychosis and talk about the importance of early diagnosis.
Premiered February 6, 2017
Webisode 2 – Access to Care for FEP
Web Premiere: February 20, 2017
Dr. Spyridaki-Dodd describes how people involved in the FEP program help clients live more fulfilling lives. Tina and Brice talk about how his care team is helping him work to achieve his goals.
Webisode 3 – Medication & Treatment for FEP
Web Premiere: March 6, 2017
In this webisode, Dr. Spyridaki-Dodd talks about why dealing with FEP involves a careful combination of medication and other forms of treatment. Tina and Brice share details of what has - and has not worked for him in dealing with his disease.
Webisode 4 – Building a Future of Strong Mental Health
Web Premiere: March 20, 2017
Dr. Spyridaki-Dodd explains how treating psychosis early, can help an individual lead a productive life. Tina and Brice reveal their hopes for the future.