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Previewing the Reel Mind Film Series and discussing efforts to eliminate stigma tied to mental illness

Film reels.
Film reels.

A local theatre and film series dedicated to eliminating stigma tied to mental illness is back. The Reel Mind Theatre & Film Series runs weekly from October 11 through November 1. This year’s performances and documentaries follow three participants in a mental health court probation program in Chicago; a woman’s journey into and out of severe depression; and a trauma therapy program dedicated to helping veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Our guests preview the series and discuss how to raise awareness of mental health challenges and treatment. Our guests:

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.
Emmarae Stein is the production assistant for "Connections with Evan Dawson."