You’re invited: Free ‘Bedlam’ film screening and panel discussion

October 7, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Michigan Medicine’s Office of Patient Experience (OPE), in collaboration with Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES), invites all team members, patients and family members to view a free online showing of the Bedlam documentary and attend a panel discussion on Wednesday, Oct. 21.

Through intimate stories of patients, families and medical providers, Bedlam immerses viewers in the national crisis surrounding care of the severely mentally ill.

Filmed over five years, it brings you inside one of America’s busiest psychiatric emergency rooms, into jails where psychiatric patients are warehoused, and to the homes — and homeless encampments — of mentally-ill members of our communities, where silence and shame often compound personal suffering.

The story is told in part by director Kenneth Paul Rosenberg, M.D., whose own life journey has been profoundly impacted by a severely mentally-ill family member.

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The film is available for viewing from 5 p.m. on Oct. 19 until 7 p.m. on Oct. 21 at The password is MM0920.

A panel discussion will take place via Zoom on Oct. 21 from 7:15 p.m. until 8:15 p.m. It will feature patient advisors, DPSS, Psychiatric Emergency Services and community health organizations. 

Those who register will be sent a Zoom link. 

Who might be interested

  • Those who work in the mental health care field
  • Those with a family member or loved one with a mental health diagnosis
  • Those with lived experience
  • Anyone else who is interested in a compelling movie about mental health treatment in our country

Click here to register.