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How Paranoid Schizophrenia Impacts My Life

Source:  VICE Allie Burke first started seeing shadows when she was three years old but it wasn’t until she was in her mid-twenties that she was formally diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. When it comes to mental illness, the day-to-day realities, challenges, and...

Morgan Spurlock is at it again in Super Size Me 2

Source:  PEOPLE Thirteen years after his documentary, "Super Size Me," started a national conversation about the health risks of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock is ready to take it on again in "Super Size Me 2. This time, Spurlock is going behind-the-scenes of...

How Obamacare became a symbol of America’s divide

Source:  FRONTLINE Following years of legal challenges and political battles, a federal appeals court in New Orleans may now hold the fate of the Affordable Care Act in its hands. A trio of judges there is deliberating whether to uphold a ruling out of Texas late last...

Who Owns the Moon?

Source:  American Experience There was no need for space law before humans put objects in space, but the launch of Sputnik in 1957 caused Americans and nations around the world to become concerned about the potential for maleficence on the part of bad actors. In 1967,...

HBO acquires mental health doc “Ernie & Joe”

Source:  Deadline HBO Documentary Films has acquired the North American TV and streaming rights to Jenifer McShane’s "Ernie & Joe."  The film features San Antonio police officers Ernie Stevens and Joe Smarro, who are diverting people from jail and into mental...

Short documentary “The Shift” shows the trauma of being a 911 operator

Source:  The Atlantic “Do you see flames or smoke or both?” “Do you know what she took?  Is she breathing?” “I just want you to take a deep breath.  You’re pretty hysterical.  Ma’am, why are you screaming?” These are just a few of the high-stakes situations that 911...

Dr. Sanjay Gupta explores stress in America in new HBO documentary

Source:  Everyday Health Why are more Americans dying younger?  In a dramatic reversal of declining mortality rates over the past century, life expectancy in the United States has dropped as "deaths by despair"—caused by drugs, alcohol, and suicide—have risen. The...