Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness is a two-part, four-hour film that features first-person accounts from more than 20 young people, ranging in age from 11 to 27, who live with mental health conditions, as well as parents, teachers, friends, healthcare providers in their lives, and independent mental health experts.
The film presents an unvarnished window into daily life with mental health challenges, from seemingly insurmountable obstacles to stories of hope and resilience. Through the experiences of these young people, the film confronts the issues of stigma, discrimination, awareness, and silence, and, in doing so, help advance a shift in the public perception of mental health concerns today.
Hiding in Plain Sight on PBS LearningMedia
Hiding in Plain Sight premiered on PBS in two parts in June 2022, and is streaming on the PBS website and video app. The full film is also available to educators for FREE from the Hiding in Plain Sight Collection on PBS LearningMedia.