Don’t miss NAMI medical director Ken Duckworth discussing depression as part of a panel of experts moderated by broadcast journalist Jane Pauley on TAKE ONE STEP: Caring for Depression, with Jane Pauley.
The program will immediately follow the national premiere of the PBS documentary, DEPRESSION: Out of the Shadows, on Wednesday, May 21 at 9:00 p.m. (ET). Check local PBS station listings.
Other panel participants are Dennis Charney, M.D., dean of
NAMI is the national outreach partner for the program, which is a production of Twin Cities Public Television (Minneapolis-St. Paul) and WGBH Boston. YMCA of the
In addition to the documentary, the project will feature a destination Web site at PBS.org, and a nationwide promotional campaign targeting print, broadcast, and online media. Educational outreach will include screenings and panel discussions in major cities and on college campuses, and Web-based resources on depression. The summits organized by local PBS stations will encourage mental health providers to strategize with public and private institutions.
The National Institute of Mental Health reports that approximately 18.8 million American adults have a depressive disorder. The disease is not discriminating, seeping into all age, race, gender, and socioeconomic groups. Depression stalls careers, strains relationships, and sometimes ends lives.
The documentary that precedes the panel weaves the science and treatment of depression with intimate portrayals of families and individuals living with its effects. Personal stories include: