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A New State Of Mind: Ending The Stigma Of Mental Illness

Airs Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV

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Above: Promotional graphic for the film, "A New State Of Mind: Ending The Stigma Of Mental Illness." "One in four American adults need help right now. But many won't ask for it. Fear of judgement...isolation...discrimination..."

Each of us has a role to play in ending stigma once and for all, and in building a stronger, healthier California. "A New State Of Mind: Ending The Stigma Of Mental Illness" tells the stories of hope, resilience and recovery for real Californians who battled stigma and discrimination associated with their diagnosis of mental illness. For more information, visit or follow @EachMindMatters on Twitter.

This documentary is narrated by award-winning actress Glenn Close. Close is the founder of Bring Change 2 Mind, a national anti-stigma campaign.

A New State Of Mind: Ending The Stigma Of Mental Illness: Trailer

A New State of Mind - Exclusive Trailer from Each Mind Matters on Vimeo.

Glenn Close, the founder of, tells the very personal story of how mental illness affected her family. Watch the video and please share your own story by posting a comment or video. Visit for more information on how you can help combat the stigma around mental health.

Director Ron Howard lent his vision to this wonderful PSA, made possible by over 100 volunteers coming together with one simple goal, to change minds about mental illness.


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