Mental illness is one of the most significant health crises in the world — as pervasive as cancer, diabetes and heart disease — but it often exists in secret and is endured in isolation.
It’s where sadness leaves off and depression begins, where nervousness becomes anxiety, excitement becomes mania, and habit becomes addiction. It’s the place where simply living becomes painful.
On Monday, “Chicago Tonight” co-host Paris Schutz moderated the latest edition of our “Chicago Tonight: Voices” conversation in conjunction with “Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness,” a new two-part documentary by executive producer Ken Burns, co-directed by Erik Ewers and Christopher Loren Ewers, produced by Julie Coffman, and written by David Blistein.
Schutz was joined by Tara Gill, psychologist and mental health consultant with Lurie Children’s Center for Childhood Resilience; Angel, a subject in the documentary; Dr. Sarah Vinson of Lorio Psych Group and Lorio Forensics; and brothers and co-directors of “Hiding in Plain Sight” Christopher Loren Ewers and Erik Ewers.
“Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness” will premiere on all WTTW platforms on Monday, June 27 and Tuesday, June 28 at 9 p.m.