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October 15, 2018

WNET Hosts “God Knows Where I Am” Screening & Panel Discussion Ahead of Premiere

Last Thursday, WNET hosted a preview screening of God Knows Where I Am at The Greene Space in advance of its premiere on THIRTEEN.

God Knows Where I Am tells the story of Linda Bishop, a well-educated New Hampshire mother diagnosed with severe bipolar disorder with psychosis, who was intermittently incarcerated and homeless. Through interviews with family, friends and medical and legal professionals involved with Bishop’s case, as well as readings from Bishop’s journal entries by Golden Globe-winning actress Lori Singer (Footloose, Short Cuts), the documentary traces the events leading up to Bishop’s hospitalization and investigates the final months of her life following her discharge.

WNET Vice President of Programming Stephen Segaller and Executive Producer Lesley Norman gave opening remarks, and the screening was followed by a lively panel discussion with the filmmakers Todd and Jedd Wider; Beth Haroules, senior staff attorney at the New York Civil Liberties Union; and Matt Kudish, executive director of the NYC Metro chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness. The panelists stressed the need for more resources for the mental health care system, and the importance of providing families with education and support so they can help loved ones obtain appropriate treatment.

For more information on mental health resources in New York City visit https://www.naminycmetro.org/. You can watch God Knows Where I Am on THIRTEEN tonight at 10pm.

Image at top: (L-R): Stephen Segaller, Beth Haroules, Jedd Wider, Lesley Norman, Matt Kudish, Todd Wider. Credit: Joseph Sinnott

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