Chasing Normal (working title) (previously A Brief History of Madness)

WGBH will produce four one-hour documentaries that will follow the history of mental health from ancient notions of insanity, through the rise of Sigmund Freud, and to the latest breakthroughs in brain science. Each program will include historical and contemporary stories of individuals challenged with mental illness and follow leading mental health practitioners and scientists who work at the cutting-edge of their fields. WGBH will coordinate a station engagement campaign that will enable public media audiences to participate in a dialogue about the state of mental health.



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Boston, MA


Science, Health, Medicine & Natural Environment