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Mental health TV this upcoming week - Saturday 28/7/2018 to Friday 3/8/2018

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Mental health TV this upcoming week - Saturday 28/7/2018 to Friday 3/8/2018

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From the Ray Bradbury Theatre series - The Murderer. Arthur Brock sounds off against noise, leading him to violence, and a cell in a psychiatric ward.

23 minutes - YouTube

(First written in 1953!)




Daily

8.30am, Frasier, Channel 4. The psychiatrist abandons his bar-propping in Boston (a heavily Irish descendant city in the north eastern USA) in favour of presenting a radio show in Seattle (a more Hippie influenced city in the north west). However, his new life is thrown into upheaval when his father moves in with him - followed by his apparently psychic care assistant Daphne.

(There are just over 260 episodes and it runs in double-bills at 9am daily)




11.10am, The Mentalist, 5 USA. American drama series based on the work of Patrick Jane, an independent consultant with the California Bureau of Investigation. Once a fraudulent celebrity psychic, he uses his skills of observation and understanding of human behaviour to help the CBI to solve its most serious crimes.




Weekends

8am, Reed Between the Lines double bill, BET: Black Entertainment TV. This centres on Dr Carla Reed - a busy psychologist, wife and mom struggling to balance her job and her happy but chaotic home life.




Saturday

10pm, Ghost Asylum, Discovery Science. Apparent hauntings at abandoned mental homes



11pm, The Hitch-hiker's Guide To The Galaxy, Sky 1. 2005 movie version - surreal sci fi - at one stage a laser gun which fires the personality of the shooter onto any victim it hits causes havoc when ricochets occur off the shiny surface of Marvin The Paranoid Android who suffers from chronic depression.



11.50pm, Celebrities in Therapy, 5 Select.



Sunday

11:30am, Dr Sanjay Gupta, the CNN news channel. General health magazine show, often has mental health items



3:15pm You Must Be Joking, Talking Pictures. 1965 comedy. An eccentric psychiatrist oversees a 48-hour army-initiation test.

Stars Michael Callan, Denholm Elliot & James Robertson.

Directed by Michael Winner.



9pm, Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind, Sky Atlantic



10pm, Louis Theroux: By Reason of Insanity, Really. Episode 2 of 2. The journalist immerses himself in the world of Ohio's maximum security state psychiatric hospitals, meeting patients who have committed crimes - some horrifically violent - while suffering from severe mental illnesses. In the first of a two-part programme, Louis spends time with patients who are attempting to come to terms with what they have done and talks to the clinicians entrusted with delivering the treatment it is hoped will one day lead to their reintegration back into society.



10pm, Ingrid Goes West, Sky Cinema Premiere. An unbalanced social media stalker moves to Los Angeles and worms herself into the life of an Instagram star.
Comedy drama, starring Aubrey Plaza and Elizabeth Olsen.



11.45pm, Fight Club, Channel 5. Multiple personality themed movie cleverly disguised



2am, Sharp Objects - Vanish, Sky Atlantic. Drama starring Amy Adams, based on the book of the same name by Gillian Flynn, following the story of a troubled newspaper reporter who travels back to her hometown to cover the story of the murders of two young girls. When she returns to her hometown, reporter Camille Preaker is confronted by psychological demons from her troubled past.




Monday

1am, Black Swan, Film 4. A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity.



Tuesday

0.05am, My Extreme OCD Life, Channel 5


1am, My Multiple Personalities And Me, 5 Star



Wednesday

5:30pm, Leading Women, CNN. Profiling current influential women who have made it to the top in their fields. Leading Women connects you to extraordinary women of our time. Each month, we meet two women at the top of their field, exploring their careers, lives and ideas.

Watch online - Leading Women - CNN.com



10pm, Bull, Fox. Dr Jason Bull is a trial consultant psychologist




Thursday

8:30am, Dr Sanjay Gupta, the CNN news channel. General health magazine show, often has mental health items



8.30pm, Young Sheldon, E4. Spin-off from college comedy series The Big Bang Theory, featuring a 9 year old Sheldon Cooper. Despite speculation that Sheldon's personality traits may be consistent with Asperger syndrome, obsessive–compulsive personality disorder, and borderline asexuality, co-creator Bill Prady has repeatedly stated that Sheldon's character was neither conceived nor developed with regard to any of these traits

(Another series of The Big Bang Theory starts on Thursday at 8pm on E4 - so right before this actually - by this point in that series Sheldon somehow has a girlfriend)




10pm, Marriage Boot Camp - Reality Stars, ITV Be. Celebrities seek counselling



10pm, Wild Things, Dave. A police detective uncovers a conspiracy behind a case involving a high-school guidance counsellor when accusations of rape are made against him by two female students.



10pm, Quacks, BBC 2. Spoof medical comedy - a man has monomania (obsessive thoughts)



11.45pm, How To Stay Young, BBC 1.




Friday

9pm, My Strange Addiction, Discovery Home and Health channel


9.30pm, My Strange Addiction, Discovery Home and Health channel


10pm, Bull, Fox. Dr Jason Bull is a trial consultant psychologist




10.45pm, The Break Up, ITV 1. A thirtysomething couple's seemingly perfect relationship deteriorates into a series of petty squabbles. But once they decide to call it a day and split up, another problem presents itself - neither is willing to give up their home, forcing the pair to carry on living together while each hopes the other will be driven away first - and with that in mind their behaviour begins to spiral out of control.

2006 comedy drama starring Jennifer Aniston, Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau and Joey Lauren Adams.
 
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Did you watch the 2 episodes of Prison gobrien?

(life in Durham jail)
 
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Can I make a suggestion?

Would it be possible to 'trim' these lists a little so that things like Frasier and other similar type programs that aren't really about mental illness weren't included?
 
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I've never really watched it actually, but Wikipedia says this - "psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane (Grammer) returns to his home town of Seattle, Washington, following the end of his marriage and his life in Boston …… Frasier frequently spends time with his younger brother Niles (Pierce), a fellow psychiatrist."

as I point out (and as is normal with successful US sitcoms) a lot of episodes were made, so there probably were a big variety of topics covered.

(the Yanks in their infinite wisdom have 2 Washingtons of course - the capital city in the east and the state in the west - Frasier is set in the latter)
 
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i'll move daily and weekdays etc to the bottom of the list each week
 
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Cool. I used to watch 'Frasier' all the time, it's not really about mental health as such it's just based around the fact that he's a shrink and even that is a spin-off because he was the shrink on 'Cheers'.
 
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