Mental health TV this week - Sat 7/9/2019 to Fri 13/9/2019



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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.

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9pm, Split, Channel 4. After being abducted by a kidnapper with multiple personalities, three young women are soon engaged in a fight for survival. Meanwhile, an oblivious psychiatrist tries to ease her patient's fractured mind as a 24th character attempts to dominate his body.

Thriller starring James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy and Betty Buckley.

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


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

7pm, Lewis - The Mind Has Mountains, ITV 3. Hathaway and Lewis struggle to determine whether a death during a college-based clinical trial for a new antidepressant was murder or suicide, and receive little assistance from the institution's evasive psychiatric professor.

1.25am, Silver Linings Playbook, Film 4. After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.

Monday night

1am, My Crazy Ex, Lifetime channel.


9:15pm, Suicidal, Channel 5. Documentary following six men who have considered killing themselves or even attempted it as they undergo treatment at Riverside Mental Health Centre in Hillingdon, London. The programme explores the mental health issues that have driven them to this point, including bereavement, isolation, a struggle to adapt to a changing world, or long-standing trauma caused by childhood bullying.

10.15pm, High Society Cannabis Cafe, Channel 4

10:45pm, How You Can Help Stop Suicide, Channel 5. Advice on how to help people who may be considering killing themselves, exploring the warning signs to look for and how to engage with the subject safely. Featuring contributions from medical professionals and people who have recovered from suicide attempts, and gone on to help others.


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

6:05pm, Allo Allo - Rising to the Occasion, Drama channel. Comedy spoof of the 1970's WW2 drama series Secret Army. In this one, General von Klinkerhoffen is declared insane and taken to the hospital's psychiatric ward.

(I believe that beckenbauer means "chicken farmer" in English - it is often the case with foreign surnames that they sound more exotic than they actually are)


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

10pm, This Way Up, Channel 4. Aisling Bea as Aine, who is trying to put her life back together after a breakdown, with Sharon Horgan as her concerned sister.

1am, My Crazy Ex, Lifetime channel.


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


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)