Mysteries of Mental Illness

Premieres Jun 22 at 9/8c

Mysteries of Mental Illness explores the story of mental illness in science and society.

Mysteries of Mental Illness explores the story of mental illness in science and society. The four-part series traces the evolution of this complex topic from its earliest days to present times. It explores dramatic attempts across generations to unravel the mysteries of mental illness, and gives voice to contemporary Americans across a spectrum of experiences.

Funding for Mysteries of Mental Illness is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Johnson & Johnson, the American Psychiatric Association Foundation, and Draper, and through the support of PBS viewers.

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Mysteries of Mental Illness

Throughout history to today, we’ve continued to grapple with deceptively simple questions about mental health: what is mental illness? From where does it come? And how can it be treated? 

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