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Mental health TV this week - Sat 14/9/2019 to Fri 20/9/2019

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Mental health TV this week - Sat 14/9/2019 to Fri 20/9/2019

The BEDLAM Arts and Mental Health Festival, which runs for 12 days, opening on Tuesday 1 October - Saturday 12 October, aims to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing through the importance of the arts and coincides with World Mental Health Day on 10 October.
Organisers Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Midlands Arts Centre, Sampad South Asian Arts and new partner, Birmingham-based Geese Theatre Company, bring together an accessible, celebratory, and thought-provoking arts festival in consultation with practitioners and those people who have experienced mental ill health.

More - BEDLAM Festival Returns For The 4th Edition


Saturday

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


Sunday

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


Monday

6pm, Welcome to Marwen, Sky Cinema Premiere. While artist Mark Hogancamp attempts to recover from a devastating attack by white supremacists, he draws power and healing from a fantasy village he builds in his backyard. He imagines the dolls he places there are alive, and photographs his fantasies to help him cope with acute memory loss and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Robert Zemeckis' fact-based drama, starring Steve Carell, Falk Hentschel and Matt O'Leary.

Based on this - Marwencol (art installation) - Wikipedia



9pm, Crime And Punishment, Channel 4. Including self-harmers detained indefinitely


10pm, Emma Willis: Delivering Babies, W channel. Emma meets third-time mum Ashley, who has suffered from post-natal depression in the past


1am, My Crazy Ex, Lifetime channel.


1.45am, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Film 4. Haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult.



Tuesday

4.30pm, My House - Guns and Roses, Vice TV. Precious travels to Michigan to commentate The Detroit Awards Ball, reconnect with her 'gay father,' and to work through her anxiety and PTSD at the local gun range.


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



7pm, Law & Order - Collision, 5 USA. A schizophrenic woman is found strangled, leading Green and Briscoe to suspect a homeless man of the murder. Taken into custody, he refuses to take his antidepressant medicine.

Jerry Orbach and Jesse L Martin star.



11pm, Louis Theroux: By Reason of Insanity, W channel. 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.



Thursday

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


(11.20pm, The Warriors, Sky Cinema Thriller. Yay! Another outing for one of faves - made in 1979 so an astonishing 40 years old now. In New York every gang sends unarmed delegates to a big meeting in The Bronx at night. When chaos ensues though one gang has to make it back to Coney Island on the coast - about 35 miles away since New York is that far across - fighting every gang who's area they pass through. A bit like The Magnificent 7 but there are 9 of them at the start - how many will survive and make it back and can you guess? It tends to appeal to men from big cities like me)


11:45pm, A Severed Head, Talking Pictures. Antonia Lynch-Gibbon, wife of upper-crust wine dealer Martin, falls in love with her husband's best friend, noted psychiatrist Palmer Anderson. While both Palmer and Antonia would like to remain in Martin's life, he has some secrets of his own: namely, a mistress called Georgie, whom his womanising brother also desires. All the while, Palmer's sister seems to know everyone's business.



1am, My Crazy Ex, Lifetime channel.



Friday

4pm, Captain Newman MD, TCM channel. A World War II psychiatrist tries to treat his patients while battling military bureaucracy.


9pm, Perception, 5 USA. Dr. Daniel Pierce is an eccentric neuropsychiatrist who uses his unique outlook to help the federal government solve complex criminal cases.



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

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


2:15am, Schizo, Horror Channel. Samantha is stalked by a murderer but no-one believes her until her dark past is revealed.

(Can you spot the red-herring before the end? Apparently the budget for this was so low that the actors had to wear their own clothes!)



Daily

9.30am, 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)
 
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