Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness | The Storm | Watch & Wonder Weekly Highlight

Wednesday, September 27, 1 PM

For next week’s Watch & Wonder Highlight, we’re featuring the first two-hour episode of the film Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness. After watching, dive deeper with resources to help foster meaningful conversations and deepen educator and student understanding about the topics covered in the film on PBS LearningMedia.

Follow the journeys of more than 20 young Americans from all over the country and all walks of life, who have struggled with thoughts and feelings that have troubled—and, at times—overwhelmed them. Hiding in Plain Sight presents an unstinting look at both the seemingly insurmountable obstacles faced by those who live with mental disorders and the hope that many have found after that storm.

PBS LearningMedia

Ken Burns in the Classroom | Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness collection

Grades 9-12
Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness features first-person accounts from more than 20 young people, ranging in age from 11 to 27, who live with mental health conditions, as well as parents, teachers, friends, healthcare providers in their lives, and independent mental health experts. This collection of educational assets was developed around the film for middle and high school educators and students, including a Discussion & Event Guide for Schools, Mental Health Language Guide, discussion questions, and vocabulary.

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Each week, we’ll highlight a show from our Watch & Wonder block, and share a PBS LearningMedia resource — suitable for middle and high school students. Follow along on the Watch & Wonder Schedule page, or subscribe to our newsletter!