Living With Mental Illness
WQED Pittsburgh's Living with Mental Illness campaign is an ongoing commitment to explore various aspects of mental health, examine different illnesses, focus on new research and treatment, and introduce people who are living with mental illness. The multi-platform project is intended to raise awareness, showcase positive outcomes and above all, end stigma.
WQED Pittsburgh is also proud to join the national Well Beings Tour, a series of community-based outreach events hosted by public media stations across the country. The goal is to demystify, destigmatize, and normalize mental health matters. The Pittsburgh event focuses on Healthy Connections between teens, parents and educators.
New studies show childhood trauma affects physical health across a lifetime. Advocates are calling on pediatricians to consider life events as they diagnose and treat children, with the goal of improving lifelong health.
This documentary follows the emotional story of a Pittsburgh-area mother who lost her 16-year-old son to suicide. Kathy O'Hern Fowler would emerge as one of the region's best-known advocates for "Survivors of Suicide."
Long Road Home focuses on the compelling stories of Pittsburgh area veterans coping and healing with the emotional wounds of war, after combat in Iraq, Vietnam, Korea, and World War II.
Through personal stories of those affected, this documentary examines the causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of anxiety. It also spotlights innovative initiatives that explore the issue in vulnerable populations.
Rose Clancy was raised by a mother who suffered from mental illness, and now Rose's gardens are helping her cope with memories of a troubled childhood, while raising awareness of an issue that impacts millions.
These webisodes explore various mental illness topics through the personal stories of those affected, with helpful advice from experts in specific fields.
Mental Health and College Students
Treating anxiety has become an enormous challenge for college mental health experts. In this web extra, learn more about factors that contribute to mental health issues in college students and discover steps to help young people ease their anxieties and manage common pressures.
WQED Multimedia's "Living With Mental Illness" campaign was made possible by the generous support of our sponsors.