A New State of Mind:
Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness

Created by KVIE-TV, Sacramento’s public television station
Narrated by award-winning actress and mental health advocate Glenn Close
Funded by the voter-approved Mental Health Services Act (Prop. 63)

One in four American adults are living with a diagnosable mental illness in a given year, but many of them are afraid to reach out for the help they need. “A New State of Mind” features just a few of the millions of Californians who are refusing to stay silent while untreated mental illness takes an unnecessary toll on our families and communities.

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A movement is underway.

These stories illustrate how California is taking unprecedented steps to ensure each person knows help is available and feels comfortable asking for the support that he or she, or a loved one, needs.

“A New State of Mind” was produced as part of a comprehensive statewide effort to increase the number of people who seek help for mental challenges by reducing stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness.

This is one example of the many innovative Prevention and Early Intervention programs – funded by the voter-approved Mental Health Services Act (Prop. 63) – currently saving lives and dollars by delivering help before a crisis when it’s most effective and less costly.

And there is more to come! Check back on the Great Minds Gallery for more stories that shed light on mental illness.

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To download the documentary and host your own screening, please read on…

First of all, thank you for sharing “A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness.” This documentary was created in order to serve audiences everywhere, not just on television. We are grateful to you for helping to realize this vision.

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“A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness”was created by Californians, about Californians and for Californians (although we welcome viewers from all over the world), and as such, is available for public use without licensing fees or explicit permission, so long as users adhere to the following guidelines:

  • The documentary “A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness” is intended to serve as a public education tool to promote awareness and understanding. Any public or private use of this program must be in accordance with these goals.
  • “A New State of Mind” is a journalistic endeavor of KVIE-TV, Sacramento’s public television station. All viewings of the program must give credit to KVIE for the powerful telling of these stories.
  • Please also recognize award-winning actress and mental health advocate Glenn Close, who donated her time and talent to provide the narration for this documentary.
  • “A New State of Mind” is a copyrighted work of the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), using funds from the voter-approved Mental Health Services Act (Prop. 63). The program may not be modified without the permission of CalMHSA., and any screening must include the funding attribution from the beginning and/or end of the program to acknowledge the role California voters and taxpayers have played in bringing this program to life. Permission is granted to display the program for educational purposes, and to reproduce and distribute it for those purposes. Sale or any use for commercial purposes is strictly prohibited. A full statement of the license granted may be found here.