Tuesday, December 8, 2009

"Safety Nets: Mental Illness" Airs Tonight on WQED

Once again, WQED-TV takes a meaningful look at mental illness with an OnQ Special Series called Safety Nets: Mental Illness. The show airs tonight, Tuesday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m.

On tonight's show, host Michael Bartley takes a close look at local services for people with mental illness. A man from McKeesport who has bipolar disorder and has attempted suicide will discuss his life-saving help and ongoing assistance from Mon-Yough Community Services.

Following the program will be a discussion on the importance of mental health safety nets in the Pittsburgh region. Special guests are Robert Adamson and Harold Hartger of Mercy Behavioral Health.

For more information on mental illness, visit the NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania website.