Detecting early psychosis in the young, helping at-risk homeless youth, providing a lifeline to Afghani refugees—these are some of the groundbreaking mental health efforts detailed in the documentary “A Choice to Heal—Mental Health in California.”
“A Choice to Heal—Mental Health in California” is narrated by actress and mental health advocate Mariel Hemingway. It focuses on the prevention and early intervention of mental illness, an approach that is at the forefront of changing and improving the nation’s mental health care system.
A mental health advocate for personal reasons, Mariel Hemingway has had seven suicides in her family, including her famous Grandfather Ernest Hemingway and her actress sister Margaux Hemingway. Multi-Emmy Award winning Joyce Mitchell produces “A Choice to Heal,” which will air May 31st to conclude Mental Health Awareness Month.
“My family’s history of mental illness might have been different had we known more about the prevention and early intervention of mental illness,” said Mariel Hemingway. “That’s why I chose to be part of this documentary; I hope it makes a difference for someone else.”
The half hour documentary will air this Saturday, May 31 on four CBS stations: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sacramento and Fresno. Mark your calendars now!
Los Angeles KCBS: 6:30-7pm
San Francisco KPIX: 7:30-8pm
Fresno KGPE: 6:30-7pm