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In Their Own Words

Catalogue Number:  CTV775
Producer:  CTV
Producing Agencies:  CTV
Subject:  Canadian Social Issues, Documentary, Guidance, Health and Medicine, Psychology, Science, Social Issues
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2019
Running Time:  40:00

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In Their Own Words is the story of 7 Canadians sharing their journey with mental illness. In this Bell Let’s Talk Day special, host Anne-Marie Mediwake visits homes, schools, and workplaces and listens to seven different stories of struggle, recovery, support, and hope. With mental health challenges including depression, postpartum depression, PTSD, drug addiction, social anxiety, and self-harm, this riveting documentary highlights not only mental health, but the path from illness to wellness.

Includes these stories:

  • Andi Sharma who turned to drugs after her father died.
  • Asanti Haughton’s Jamaican roots made it hard for him to admit he had mental health problems
  • David K. Henry, truck driverJennifer Green, postpartum depression
  • Josh and Lisa Canning, a couple coping with his depression relapse
  • Krista Van Slingerland, co-founder of The Canadian Centre for Mental Health and Sport
  • Mike Babcock, Maple Leaf’s coach works to remove the stigma of mental illness in sports

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