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The Infinite Mind
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The Infinite Mind is the independently produced, national weekly public radio series examining all aspects of the human mind, neuroscience, and mental wellness from scientific, cultural and policy perspectives.
The Infinite Mind was for a decade public radio's most honored and listened to health and science program. The one-hour weekly program received 30 major broadcast journalism honors including a U.N. Media Award, five National Headliner Awards, and three Gracie Awards.
The series featured leading reseachers, clinicians, policymakers, writers, artists and comedians. Its groundbreaking coverage helped create a national dialog on such issues as Autism (1998); Hoarding and Clutter (1999), Bullying (2003), Aspergers' Syndrome (2004); and Teen Suicide (1999). The program was also credited with being the first and only broadcast to cover the issues surrounding trauma and PTSD for the months following the September 11th attacks.
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Peabody Award-Winning "Voices of an Illness" Series
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Voices of an Illness is a radio documentary series which has provided millions with an extraordinary window on serious mental illness since the series premiere in 1992. The National Institute of Mental Health hailed the series as having "truly set new standards of creativity and scientific accuracy in broadcast journalism about mental illness." The Voices of an Illness series has been honored with 23 major broadcast journalism and mental health awards, including the George Foster Peabody Award for Excellence in Broadcasting, television and radio's highest honor. The series also received top honors from the National Institute of Mental Health, the American Psychiatric Association, the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, the National Mental Health Association, the National Easter Seal Society and the American Medical Writers Association. This three-part series was created by LCM founder and president Bill Lichtenstein as a way of relating his own experience following his diagnosis with, and recovery from, manic depression.
The series includes:
"Manic Depression: Voices of an Illness," narrated by Patty Duke.
Narrated by Academy and Emmy Award winner Patty Duke, this is the first major documentary to feature people with manic-depressive illness telling their own stories in their own words. The program features nine people with the mood disorder--including a Fortune 500 executive, a nurse, a high school teacher, a therapist, and Patty Duke herself--describing their efforts to stabilize the disorder's effect on their lives.
The documentary examines the difficulties in obtaining a correct diagnosis and treatment, the impact on the family, personal and social stigma, cutting-edge research into new medications and treatments, as well as discussions with patients in various phases of the illness. It provides a message of hope and recovery.
National Public Radio stations described "Manic Depression: Voices of An Illness" as "unlike any program of its kind... Brilliant... Extraordinary." The documentary has received an "unprecedented" listener response according to National Public Radio's Audience Services and is the winner of eight major broadcast journalism awards.
"Depression; Voices of an Illness," narrated by Rod Steiger.
This one-hour program features a Harvard professor, an engineer, a high school student, among others, telling their stories of struggle and triumph over this common, yet often unrecognized and untreated brain disorder that affects one out of every ten Americans.
Rod Steiger In addition, mental health experts, including researchers from the National Institute of Mental Health and elsewhere, highlight groundbreaking new medications and talk therapies which are having a remarkable success in helping people with clinical depression return to healthy lives. Academy Award-winner Rod Steiger adds his own voice to the others, sharing his personal battle with clinical depression.
The third in the Peabody Award-winning series, "Depression: Voices of An Illness," has aired on over 250 National Public Radio and selected commercial stations across the country since its premiere in National Mental Health Month, May 1996. The program has won an EDI Award from The National Easter Seals Society for promoting the "equality, dignity and independence of people with disabilities," and the American Psychiatric Association's prestigious Robert L. Robinson Award. The National Institute of Mental Health hailed the "Voices of An Illness" series for "truly setting new standards of creativity and scientific accuracy in broadcast journalism."
Listen to Depression: Voices of an Illness narrated by Rod Steiger (opening)
"Schizophrenia: Voices of an Illness," narrated by Jason Robards.
The Peabody Award-winning "Schizophrenia: Voices of an Illness," is the first major radio documentary to feature people with the thought disorder telling their own stories in their own words. Eleven people, many of whom have recovered--including a doctor, a writer and a teacher--provide intimate, first-person accounts of the onset, living with, and recovering from this most misunderstood illness. Jason Robards narrates this second program in the "Voices of An Illness" series which has aired on over 260 National Public Radio stations across the country and has been honored with ten major media and mental health awards.
Jason Robards This landmark one-hour program also presents leading clinicians, medical researchers and mental health advocates, including those from the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, explaining this disease that affects one in 100 people and how a growing number of people are able to significantly improve thanks to new, so-called "second generation" medications.
Called "a remarkable documentary" by TIME magazine, the program is the winner of the Grand EDI from the National Easter Seals Society for promoting the "equality, dignity and independence of people with disabilities." The National Institute of Mental Health hailed the "Voices of An Illness" series for "setting new standards of creativity and scientific accuracy in broadcast journalism."
Listen to Schizophrenia: Voices of an Illness, narrated by Jason Robards (opening)