BBC Three’s Mental Health Season – It’s A Mad World

BBC Three's It's A Mad World Season is a line up of films taking a look at mental health issues affecting young people in Britain today. 

See below for more information on what will be coming to your TV screens:

Don't Call Me Crazy – Mon 24th June, 1st July & 8th July, 9pm: We hear from the patients at one of the largest teenage mental health units in Britain – a place of last resort for young people with psychosis or eating disorders – as they try and turn their lives around, and from the staff who help them.

Football's Suicide Secret – Tue 9th July, 9pm: Clarke Carlisle investigates the dark side of professional sport: depression, addiction and suicide. In April 2012 a promising young football player jumped to his death from a 120ft high viaduct after racking up gambling debts. Are professional footballers more likely to suffer from mental health issues than other industries? And how does football compare to other sports?

Diaries of a Broken Mind – Wed 17th July, 9pm: Using handheld cameras, 20 extraordinary young people with a range of health disorders from OCD to schizophrenia show us what life is really like as they navigate the rocky road into adulthood.

Rachel Bruno: My Dad and Me – TBA: 26-year-old Rachel is the daughter of Frank Bruno, the ex-heavyweight boxing champion who is one of Britain’s most famous sufferers of bipolar affective disorder. In this personal documentary, Rachel sets out to discover the truth about her dad's illness, and ultimately whether she is at risk of developing it too.

Desperately Seeking Mental Health – TBA: 26-year-old Jonny Benjamin, who has schizophrenia and depression, investigates why many young people with mental illness are failing to get the right treatment from the NHS.

Teen OCD Camp – TBA: 750,000 people in Britain suffer with OCD – an anxiety disorder that is often misunderstood, but one so severe it can leave sufferers housebound, depressed and even suicidal.  In this documentary, six British teens and young adults living with OCD embark on a unique, life changing week-long treatment course in the US, where course leaders use exposure therapy to enable their participants to confront their fears.

Football, Madness and Me – TBA: This is the story of an extraordinary football league in which every player suffers from a mental health problem. We follow a number of key characters over one season, and shows how taking part in this unique league changes the lives of players for good.

Free Speech – TBA: Rick Edwards hosts a live edition of BBC Three's debate show which focusses on how mental health issues affect young people in the UK.

Inside My Mind – TBA: Mental illness affects us all and often strikes in the late teens and early 20s. In this one hour we’ll use CGI and personal stories to explain the science behind the most common mental illnesses that affect young people – why they develop, what’s going on inside our bodies and what we can do to treat them.

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