"Shine" highlights the inspirational and personal stories of transitional age youth (also known as TAY) in overcoming mental health challenges born from trauma. The documentary follows one young man's battle with depression after an armed robbery leaves him paralyzed, and a young woman living with PTSD and depression after years of sexual abuse. It also features another young woman who speaks on her mental health challenges in adolescence and the importance of peer support.
PEERS is a consumer-run organization that promotes wellness for people with mental health difficulties and their families through community outreach, empowerment, education, advocacy for social inclusion, and elimination of stigma and discrimination.
As part of the Social Inclusion Campaign, PEERS is dedicated to promoting education and ending stigma around mental health in the African American community. Listen to the inspiring stories of DeWitt Buckingham and Brianna Williams, and learn more about this important social issue.
Brian Wetzel is a public speaker and comedian who has struggled with depression since the age of 20. Learn how Brian uses comedy and performance to educate society about mental health issues and heal from his own experiences. Hear the lessons he learned from his suicide attempt and how he is able to spot the silver linings in even the most dire of situations.
Learn about the story of Sally Zinman, a pioneer in the consumer movement who has been doing advocacy work for more than 30 years. Discover how she recovered from abuse on a farm in the name of treatment and the pivotal role she has played in groundbreaking mental health legislation.
What better way to kick off the new year than to commit to some healthy resolutions? Learn more about the critical yet often forgotten link between mental and physical health. Discover how the mind and body affect each other and what you can do to stay well. Host Shannon Eliot chats with Cardum Harmon, Manager for Alameda County's 10x10 Campaign, and Dr. Marcus Penn, a public health doctor and self-care coach.
What is the Internet's effect on our wellness? Is there such a thing as Internet addiction? Does the Web do more good or harm to our emotional health? Discover the answer to these questions and more as host Shannon Eliot chats about the connection with psychologist Dr. Keely Kolmes and technology/gaming-centric video host Veronica Belmont.