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The Ron Artest Story Showtime 5/31 1 week 1 day ago #348971

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The Ron Artest story will be aired on Showtime. Just saw the trailer. Looks shall we say, interesting. Not sure how to attach link.

Official Title looks like “The Quiet Storm The Ron Artest Story”

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The Ron Artest Story Showtime 5/31 1 week 11 hours ago #349038

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This documentary is being broadcast to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Month (May).

I have been working in the field of Mental Health recovery since 1997 and have been inspired daily by the courage of the men and women who work through their illness to live full and productive lives. I am glad that this story is being told. The stigma attached to Mental Illness is a large part of the battle that individuals have to fight when working towards their own Mental Wellness.

I have not personally met Metta World Peace (AKA Ron Artest) in my years of work, but have worked with both an uncle of his and a brother who were working towards their own recovery from mental illness. The truth is that these stories are very common and that many families are touched by them, but keep them hidden away. Kudos for Metta for making his story public. Hopefully through sharing this part of his life with the public it will contibute to busting the stigma and shame attached to Mental Illness.

thesource.com/2019/04/03/quiet-storm-the...-to-air-on-showtime/

deadline.com/2019/04/ron-artest-document...ld-peace-1202586922/
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The Ron Artest Story Showtime 5/31 4 days 4 hours ago #349476

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ghostzapper wrote: This documentary is being broadcast to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Month (May).

I have been working in the field of Mental Health recovery since 1997 and have been inspired daily by the courage of the men and women who work through their illness to live full and productive lives. I am glad that this story is being told. The stigma attached to Mental Illness is a large part of the battle that individuals have to fight when working towards their own Mental Wellness.

I have not personally met Metta World Peace (AKA Ron Artest) in my years of work, but have worked with both an uncle of his and a brother who were working towards their own recovery from mental illness. The truth is that these stories are very common and that many families are touched by them, but keep them hidden away. Kudos for Metta for making his story public. Hopefully through sharing this part of his life with the public it will contibute to busting the stigma and shame attached to Mental Illness.

thesource.com/2019/04/03/quiet-storm-the...-to-air-on-showtime/

deadline.com/2019/04/ron-artest-document...ld-peace-1202586922/


Hey GZ, I work peripherally in behavioral health and have enormous respect for the work that you and others here (including my buddy Fuchsia) do to help those afflicted. It's not a precise medical science, and results are neither guaranteed or permanent. Mental illness is something to be managed, and is very often a lifetime struggle.

I remember hearing a priest at St. Ignatius retreat house in Manhasset courageously speak in a homily about his struggle with mental illness. I believe he had been hospitalized for extended periods of time - years if I remember correctly, He spoke with such clarity, intellect, and compassion, and thought he had made an amazing recovery. Several years ago I heard that his problems had reoccurred and he had taken his own life.

I may have some of the facts wrong, but thank you for your comments about the stigma of mental illness. It is far beyond the capacity of a person to control an illness that effects how you feel, think, and act. Many times, the only freedom from mental illness is suicide. I find it puzzling that in our society we demonize men suffering from mental illness who do horrible things while under the grips of their illness, as if placing blame on their shoulders and painting them as evil somehow justifies our anger towards their actions.

When medicine tackles the frontier of mental illness, the result may be more beneficial to mankind than curing cancer.

It also may make this board more readable. :)
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ghostzapper wrote: This documentary is being broadcast to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Month (May).

I have been working in the field of Mental Health recovery since 1997 and have been inspired daily by the courage of the men and women who work through their illness to live full and productive lives. I am glad that this story is being told. The stigma attached to Mental Illness is a large part of the battle that individuals have to fight when working towards their own Mental Wellness.

I have not personally met Metta World Peace (AKA Ron Artest) in my years of work, but have worked with both an uncle of his and a brother who were working towards their own recovery from mental illness. The truth is that these stories are very common and that many families are touched by them, but keep them hidden away. Kudos for Metta for making his story public. Hopefully through sharing this part of his life with the public it will contibute to busting the stigma and shame attached to Mental Illness.

thesource.com/2019/04/03/quiet-storm-the...-to-air-on-showtime/

deadline.com/2019/04/ron-artest-document...ld-peace-1202586922/


Thank you so much for the work that you do, I would love to hear more about it one day.

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