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Diaries Of A Broken Mind - BBC Three

The first-hand experiences of 25 young people growing up with mental health issues.

Synopsis

Bold, intimate and thought-provoking, this documentary (1 x 90′) explores what life is really like living with a mental health disorder. Using handheld cameras to film themselves over six months, 25 young people take us with them on a journey as they navigate the rocky road of growing up with mental health issues.

Told from their own unique perspective, they show us the everyday challenges of relationships, education, work and uncomprehending parents, along with the stigma they face along the way.

Highlighting a broad spectrum of mental health disorders – from multiple personalities to agoraphobia, anorexia to bipolar – this is their story in their own words.

Reviews

"Its coup is allowing young people with mental health conditions to document the reality of their lives themselves. Excellent stuff.” Time Out

"The programme performs one of television’s most valuable roles – to share experience and improve lives.” The Times

“Raw, insightful and hugely intimate documentary work here… This is some of the subject matter that BBC3 does the best.” The Guardian

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