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Healthy Minds – Seasons 1&2

According to the U.S. Surgeon General, one in five people have a diagnosable mental disorder1. For many families, the fear and shame associated with a diagnosis of mental illness can lead to isolation and suffering in silence. Premiering nationwide on public television October 2009 (check local listings), Healthy Minds aims to remove the stigma that can prevent patients and their families from seeking help. Each half–hour in the 16–episode series humanizes a specific mental health condition through inspiring personal stories and interviews with leading researchers and experts, who provide the latest information about diagnosis and treatment. Episodes cover a wide range of topics, including autism, chemical dependency, post–traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, and suicide prevention, to bring viewers a better understanding of disorders that can affect anyone, at any age. Three special episodes further demonstrate the universal impact of mental illness through celebrity interviews: news veteran Mike Wallace reveals his battle with depression, and actor Patty Duke and broadcast journalist Jane Pauley talk about their experiences living with bipolar disorder. Healthy Minds is hosted by Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein, CEO and medical director of Holliswood Hospital (Queens, NY) and chair of the section on psychiatry at the New York Academy of Medicine. Full episode streams and resources for every topic covered are available on the series’ website: wliw.org/healthyminds [re-launching October 1, 2009].

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Download the series overview.
Download the season one episode descriptions
Download host Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein’s bio

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Healthy Minds — Mike Wallace: Depression

Healthy Minds — PTSD: Helping Our Troops

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Jeffrey BorensteinCUTLINE: Healthy Minds Host Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein

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copemoyersCUTLINE: William Cope Moyers, son of broadcast journalist Bill Moyers, executive director of Hazelden Foundation’s Center for Public Advocacy, and author of the bestselling memoir, Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption, shares his addiction story in Healthy Minds. (Episode #112 “William Cope Moyers – Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption”)

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dominic_carterCUTLINE: NY1 broadcast journalist Dominic Carter shares his personal story of sexual abuse by his mother and his path to recovery after more than 30 years of secrecy in Healthy Minds. (Episode #113 “Recovering From Abuse”)
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ExkornandsonCUTLINE: Sparkill, New York residents Karen Siff Exkorn, author of The Autism Sourcebook, and her son Jake, who has recovered from autism, share their story in Healthy Minds (Episode #101 “Autism — Part One: Discovery and Diagnosis”)

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pattyduke1CUTLINE: Healthy Minds host Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein (left) conducts an intimate interview with Academy Award-winning actor Patty Duke (right) about her struggles as a famous Hollywood star living with bipolar disorder, her abusive childhood, and a lifetime of mania and depression prior to receiving proper diagnosis and treatment. (Episode #106 “Patty Duke: Bipolar Disorder”)

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PattyDuke2CUTLINE: Academy Award–winning actor Patty Duke reveals her struggles as a famous Hollywood star living with bipolar disorder in an intimate interview on Healthy Minds. (Episode #106 “Patty Duke: Bipolar Disorder”)

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PauleyCUTLINE: Broadcast journalist Jane Pauley (left) speaks candidly with Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein (right), host of Healthy Minds, about living with bipolar disorder while she was co–host of the national TV morning show Today. (Episode #110 “Jane Pauley: Bipolar Disorder”)

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WallaceCUTLINE: News veteran Mike Wallace discusses his battle with depression in Healthy Minds. (Episode #103 “Mike Wallace on Depression”)

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CREDIT: CBS News Photo: Peter Freed/CBS ©2001 CBS Worldwide Inc. All Rights Reserved.
PauleyCUTLINE: Broadcast journalist Jane Pauley (left) speaks candidly with Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein (right), host of Healthy Minds, about living with bipolar disorder while she was co–host of the national TV morning show Today. (Episode #110 “Jane Pauley: Bipolar Disorder”)

PHOTO: 5.7M (12 M uncompressed) at 300 dpi JPEG at 5.5 X 4.25
CREDIT: WLIW21
PauleyCUTLINE: Broadcast journalist Jane Pauley (left) speaks candidly with Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein (right), host of Healthy Minds, about living with bipolar disorder while she was co–host of the national TV morning show Today. (Episode #110 “Jane Pauley: Bipolar Disorder”)

PHOTO: 5.7M (12 M uncompressed) at 300 dpi JPEG at 5.5 X 4.25
CREDIT: WLIW21
WallaceCUTLINE: News veteran Mike Wallace discusses his battle with depression in Healthy Minds. (Episode #103 “Mike Wallace on Depression”)

PHOTO: 3.1M (12.5 M uncompressed) at 300 dpi JPEG at 7 X 7
CREDIT: CBS News Photo: Peter Freed/CBS ©2001 CBS Worldwide Inc. All Rights Reserved.