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Mental health TV this week - Sat 21/9/2019 to Fri 27/9/2019

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Mental health TV this week - Sat 21/9/2019 to Fri 27/9/2019

Prince Harry has opened up about his own private mental health battle as he prepares to launch a new television series with Oprah Winfrey. The Duke of Sussex said the programme with US TV legend Oprah will tell stories of ‘human spirit fighting back from the darkest places’.

Harry said he hopes viewers will be able to relate to the project and that it could help to save lives. The Duke and Oprah will be co-creators and executive producers of the mental health series for Apple’s streaming service, which will launch next year - Prince Harry and Oprah Winfrey reveal details of new mental health TV series


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

9pm, Emma Willis: Delivering Babies, W channel. Emma meets third-time mum Ashley, who has suffered from post-natal depression in the past

9pm, Psycho, TCM. The 1960 Hitchcock movie


Monday night

1am, My Crazy Ex, Lifetime channel.


Tuesday

4pm, Star Trek : Voyager - Waking Moments, Syfy. The crew fight creatures who can make their true attacks look just like a dream which therefore can be ignored, whilst launching fake attacks in dreams which the crew think they are successfully repelling in real life (got that?)

Chakotay the Native American begins to suspect the truth first due to that culture's beliefs concerning dreams and the ability to control what they see in them etc - 7 Core Native American Beliefs About Dreams


5pm, Star Trek : Voyager - Message In A Bottle, Syfy. Due to the distance only the holographic doctor can be beamed straight back to Earth, and so is temporarily sent so that he can assist his depressed creator - who made the doctor in his own image. And as ever with the franchise the (telepathic) counsellor Deanna Troi takes forever to solve a psychological problem that any true mind-reader would solve in mere seconds?

Yes in Star Trek some women can read the minds of men - but the real step forward in the future will come of course when ........ never mind.

(She often interviews patients whilst wearing a short skirt about what they are thinking - and then somehow never slaps the man's face - some telepath eh?)

Since the doctor left with Voyager his particular model of hologram is now redundant in the medical field and they are used as mere mine labourers - all with their human genius creator's face remember - which is enough to depress him apparently.

(Plot-hole - so why not beam an upgrade doctor version back to Voyager after?)


7.30pm, Save Money - Good Health, ITV 1


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


9pm, Good Will Hunting, Universal TV. A troubled maths genius refuses to use his gift, preferring to work as a janitor and lead a normal life with his friends. Eventually, a university professor persuades him to see a psychologist, who befriends him and proves the only person able to help him come to terms with his talent and past traumas.

Drama written by and starring Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, who won Oscars for their screenplay. With Robin Williams, Minnie Driver and Stellan Skarsgard.


11:05pm, The Sex Clinic, Channel 4. Drag queen Leticia wants advice to help make sure being bipolar does not spoil her sex life


Thursday

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

10pm, Louis Theroux: Talking To Anorexia, W channel.

1am, My Crazy Ex, Lifetime channel.


Friday

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



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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