PBS North Carolina CEO Lindsay Bierman discusses faith, education, and politics with local LGBTQ+ community leaders, following a virtual screening of Prideland.
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Thursday, June 17 at 7 PM
Mysteries of Mental Illness Screening and Panel Discussion
PBS North Carolina and NAMI North Carolina present a special preview screening of curated clips from Mysteries of Mental Illness, a new film that explores the evolution in understanding the difficult questions surrounding mental illness people have grappled with throughout history.
Following the screening, you will participate in a virtual panel discussion featuring local experts in the mental health field. We encourage you to ask questions throughout the screening and discussion via the virtual chat feature. Discussion topics will include accessibility and cultural barriers to mental health care, COVID-19's exacerbation of mental health issues, eliminating the stigma around mental health and more.
Our panelists will be:
- Kody Kinsley, Chief Deputy Secretary, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
- Ashish George, Director of Public Policy, Psychiatric Advance Directives (PADs) Specialist, NAMI NC
- Malaika Edwards, Doctoral Student, Center Coordinator, North Carolina State University Community Counseling, Education and Research Center (CCERC)
Past Events & Panel Discussions
Missed a panel discussion? Just want an encore? Explore recordings of past event discussions, here.
Black Issues Forum Producer and Host Deborah Holt Noel sits down with Durham DA Satana Deberry and Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner to discuss what it means to be a progressive prosecutor.
Following the preview screening of Philly D.A. from Independent Lens, PBS North Carolina's Deborah Holt Noel moderated a discussion on the criminal legal system, prosecutorial reform and social justice and equality.
Following the film screening on March 30, REEL SOUTH series producer Nick Price hosted an engaging discussion with filmmaker Paul Bonesteel, and golfer C.Y. Young (featured in the film), highlighting how this story came to film, the history of the groundbreaking Skyview Annual Pro Am Golf Tournament and the state of golf in Asheville today.
Jeff Polish, executive director of The Monti, moderated a discussion on the power of personal storytelling with our panelists, Omisade Burney-Scott and Sabrina Saleha, who are featured in The Story of Us, NC, a half-hour special featuring North Carolinians using their voices to tell stories to inspire, entertain and paint a portrait of modern America.