MPB Virtual Screening/Discussion on Mysteries of Mental Illness

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Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s virtual screening and discussion of Mysteries of Mental Illness

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Join MPB for a virtual screening of the documentary Mysteries of Mental Illness followed by a panel discussion with state mental health experts on the film and what is being done to address Mississippians’ mental health needs.

MPB News senior reporter Desare Frazier will moderate the discussion and take questions from the online audience. The panelists will be:

  • Wendy Bailey, Director of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health
  • Sitaniel J. Wimbley, Executive Director of NAMI – Mississippi
  • Dr. Joy Hogge, Executive Director of Families As Allies
  • Dr. Susan Buttross, Southern Remedy host and UMMC physician

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The virtual event is set for 7-8:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 29.

The event is free, but registration is required.

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The link to the screening is This link will also be sent to you via email after registering. You will need to set up a free account with your name and email address on this platform called OVEE to watch the virtual event.

Documentary details

Mysteries of Mental Illness is a four-part series that will air on MPB Television at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. June 22 and June 23.

An Olympic boxer struggling with OCD... a Harlem pastor wrestling with depression... a young scientist coming to terms with her schizophrenia…

One in four people will experience a mental illness at some point in their lifetime. Yet a diagnosis of a mental disorder still carries a stigma that a heart condition or other physical ailment doesn't, largely because mental illness has been so poorly understood for so long. Mysteries of Mental Illness places the stories of those living with mental illness today in a broader historic, scientific and social context over four powerful, hour-long episodes.

  • See trailer of the film here.

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Mississippi Public Broadcasting has always been at the cutting edge. Whether as Mississippi’s first statewide broadcast system or as the first to complete the conversion to digital technology, MPB has remained ahead of the curve. This commitment to innovation can be found in everything we do, especially in our education department’s work on innovative methods of improving education for teachers and students alike.

A Brief History of MPB: In 1969 the Mississippi Authority for Educational Television (MAET) was established by the Mississippi State Legislature with the mission of providing "educational and instructional professional growth and public service programs for the students and citizens of Mississippi." MAET first hit the airwaves in 1970 as Mississippi Educational Television (ETV), and has served Mississippi ever since, providing quality educational television programming that links our state's communities together. Over the years the face of the organization has evolved as we have added radio and news programming and established a robust education department focused on providing educational resources and curriculum to Mississippians of all ages. 

Known as Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) since 2003 when Mississippi ETV and Public Radio in Mississippi (PRM) merged, the organization has been a leader in informational broadcasting. Through our award-winning productions, our educational resources and our acclaimed hurricane coverage and response operation, MPB has exhibited a commitment to educating and informing Mississippians.

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