Al Jazeera America’s Mental Health Network is launching a new documentary series on bipolar depression that will be produced by the U.S. government and produced by a leading American mental health organization.
The series, “Bipolar: The Untold Story of the Bipolar Epidemic,” will premiere in 2017.
It will cover the lives of more than 100 families across the country who have lost loved ones to bipolar depression, and will tell their stories.
It also will examine the ways that the mental health system has failed to keep families safe from the disorder.
The new documentary will feature interviews with a wide range of family members, health professionals, and advocates who are speaking out about bipolar depression.
It is the latest effort by the network to push back against the stigma associated with the disorder, and its launch is an indication of how much more research is needed on the topic.
“Bipolar is a mental health disorder and a serious illness that affects nearly half of the U to 30-year-olds who have had one,” said Stephanie L. Faraone, president and CEO of the Mental Health and Wellness Network, which is the largest nonprofit in the U, and co-director of the documentary series.
“Breathing life into the condition is challenging and we want to be able to tell people that we know more than we know, and that we are working to find answers.”
The documentary will cover a wide variety of topics including the causes of bipolar depression and the treatment options available.
The project will also focus on issues of gender, race and socioeconomic status, as well as family issues.
The first two episodes will focus on the lives and struggles of a family of three.
The first will focus in on the family’s struggles, including a struggle to maintain a relationship, work and even their homes, because of the illness.
The second episode will explore the struggles of the family of one who has bipolar disorder and how they deal with it.
“What we’ve learned is that it is not about how you feel, it is about how your family is living,” Faraon said.
“It’s about how they are dealing with that.”
“Bromantic” will also explore the experiences of those who have survived from a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, or a family member or caregiver who has experienced the disorder as well.
“Our hope is that we will inspire people to understand that bipolar is a serious disease, that the illness is not just an individual thing, and it is a disease that affects millions of people across the U and around the world,” FARAon said in a statement.
“We believe this documentary will be a powerful tool for public health and social service workers, educators, and others who care about people with bipolar disorder.”
“I think it is important to remember that bipolar illness does not discriminate,” Feraon added.
“For many, it can feel like a disability or that they have a mental illness, but it does not.”
In a statement, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) said the documentary will address the issue of stigma surrounding the condition.
“This is the first time we have seen a documentary that focuses on the impact of bipolar illness on the mental and emotional well-being of those affected by it,” said NAMI president and chief executive officer Dan R. Siegel.
“This documentary will shed light on the devastating effects of mental illness on people of color and on those who suffer from bipolar disorder in general, and also shed light about the barriers and barriers that exist for those who are living with bipolar depression.”
The series is part of NAMI’s larger effort to educate the public on bipolar and the impact it has on individuals and families.
The network recently released a report on mental health stigma and mental health that was titled, “Stigma and the Mental Ills.”