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Watch celebrity ambassadors, youth, filmmakers, student reporters, and mental health leaders come together (virtually) at NAMICon 2022 to urge the country towards a more thoughtful conversation about mental health conditions, particularly for young people.

“Hiding in Plain Sight” Filmmaker Panel Discussion

Erik Ewers, director of “Hiding In Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness,” welcomes Alexis, Billie, Maclayn, MakaLynn and Yannery to discuss the collective roles that they played in the film and what they think the film means to the PBS audience.

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About NAMICon 2022

Filmmaker Ken Burns joins us at NAMICon, as we celebrate two years of collaboration with the Well Beings Youth Mental Health Project, created by WETA, the PBS flagship station in our nation’s capital. NAMI CEO Daniel H. Gillison, Jr., WETA President & CEO Sharon Percy Rockefeller, NAMI Next Gen Youth Ambassadors, filmmakers Erik Ewers and Christopher Loren Ewers, youth featured in the film, will join us to see and discuss excerpts from the new two-part, four-hour documentary series Ken Burns Presents Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness, A Film by Erik Ewers & Christopher Loren Ewers, premiering June 27 and 28 on PBS stations nationwide. 

About The Tour

The Well Beings Tour is making its way to cities across the country, hosted in partnership with local public media stations to present impactful experiences that connect audiences with mental health resources in the local community, strengthen community connections, and destigmatize mental health challenges. The Tour features moderated public discussions that share information and volunteer opportunities from local community and national organizations. The Tour is fostering new conversations about mental health through these local events — live or virtual, based on local public health conditions.

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