By Kenneth Paul Rosenberg
Through intimate stories of patients, families, and medical providers, Bedlam immerses us in the national crisis surrounding the care of the severely mentally ill. Over five years, the film goes inside one of America’s busiest psychiatric emergency rooms, into jails where psychiatric patients are warehoused, and to the homes — and homeless encampments — of mentally ill members of our communities.
Facilitators: Julie L. Preder, executive director of Mental Health America Sheboygan County, will moderate a panel discussion that follows each screening. Panelists (subject to change) include Jessica Brownrigg, certified peer specialist and recovery coach, Open Door; Trisha Erpelding, education coordinator, Mental Health America Sheboygan County; Travis Gross, executive director, Sheboygan County Historical Society; Terry McGuire, former news reporter and anchor, Milwaukee Television; and Rebecca Rupnick, detective, Sheboygan Police Department.
Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on PBS's Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation.
Stay for a community conversation after the film.
Find more information about Bedlam on the ITVS website.