As a society, we continue to test the resiliency of youth without truly understanding how the stresses of today, including this unprecedented pandemic, are impacting them. Erik and Christopher and their team set out to listen and learn from America’s young people, documenting their experiences and allowing them to share how they are identifying new ways to address mental health challenges. It is a remarkable journey that captures the unique voices of these young people as they navigate an extraordinarily difficult era in our country’s history. —Ken Burns, Executive Producer
“Hiding in Plain Sight”, is a documentary about the mental health crisis among youth in America and features first-person accounts from more than 20 young people, ranging in age from 11 to 27, who live with mental health conditions, as well as parents, teachers, friends, healthcare providers in their lives, and independent mental health experts. The film presents an unvarnished window into daily life with mental health challenges, from seemingly insurmountable obstacles to stories of hope and resilience. Through the experiences of these young people, the film confronts the issues of stigma, discrimination, awareness, and silence, and, in doing so, helps advance a shift in the public perception of mental health concerns today.
If you would like to reserve your spot for this local showing, please visit the registration page and join us as we discuss this important topic so we can address this issue as a community and at a local level.
Date: Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm