America ReFramed

Learning to Swallow | Promo

Preview: Season 3 Episode 12 | 30s

The portrait of Patsy Desmond, an "it girl” who seemingly had it all yet struggled with bipolar disorder; a failed suicide attempt leaves her unable to swallow. Learning to Swallow captures Patsy’s raw honesty and wit even as she becomes increasingly frail. However, hope and an undying spirit prevail, renewing Patsy's pact with art and life.

Aired: 03/23/15

Rating: NR

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Major funding for America ReFramed provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Funding provided by the MacArthur Foundation, the Wyncote Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.