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The Ron Artest Story Showtime 5/31 2 months 1 week 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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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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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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NBC is showing an interview segment with Artest in a few minutes.

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Sheinelle Jones interviewed Artest and they visited his old Queensbridge neighborhood. Artest talked about shooting hoops at 2am and waking up the neighbors when the ball hit the backboard or the rim. So he concentrated on “swishing” his shots, although as many of us know, there were no nets. Even the chain link “nets” on those baskets were gone. One of the ways he perfected his shot, it seems.

They talked about the fight at the palace and how sorry he was for that. After the interview, Sheinelle said that Artest actually contacted the fan that he beat on in the stands and that they’ve become friends now.

She also commented on how nice he was to her and everyone he ran into. She said he was so comfortable in his old neighborhood and wasn’t looking to leave quickly like so many others who do similar interviews. He was very thankful for all who have touched him and supported him, and didn’t forget where he came from.

I’m looking forward to his story when it airs later this week.
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Jnaw17 wrote: They talked about the fight at the palace and how sorry he was for that. After the interview, Sheinelle said that Artest actually contacted the fan that he beat on in the stands and that they’ve become friends now.


I wonder if they have thrown a few beers down together.
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Jnaw17 wrote: They talked about the fight at the palace and how sorry he was for that. After the interview, Sheinelle said that Artest actually contacted the fan that he beat on in the stands and that they’ve become friends now.


I wonder if they have thrown a few beers down together.

Ron should be sorry as he attacked the wrong guy. The guy that actually threw the water bottle at him was the guy that grabbed him from behind while Ron was engaged with the guy he thought did it and the thrower was hitting Ron. Ron should have a beer with the guy he attacked and retroactively should kick the ass of the real culprit. :lol:

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bamafan wrote:

Beast of the East wrote:

Jnaw17 wrote: They talked about the fight at the palace and how sorry he was for that. After the interview, Sheinelle said that Artest actually contacted the fan that he beat on in the stands and that they’ve become friends now.


I wonder if they have thrown a few beers down together.

Ron should be sorry as he attacked the wrong guy. The guy that actually threw the water bottle at him was the guy that grabbed him from behind while Ron was engaged with the guy he thought did it and the thrower was hitting Ron. Ron should have a beer with the guy he attacked and retroactively should kick the ass of the real culprit. :lol:


Basketball riots go back to the early days of the sports. The name cagers came from putting up fences that separated players and referees from hostile fans.

On Long Island there are a few high schools that have to play some or all games in empty gymnasiums because of multiple riots that have broken out.

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Ron is coming up on WFAN 660 at 8AM Friday morning with Boomer and Gio

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