Writer Karla Cornejo Villavicencio was on DACA when she decided to write about being undocumented for the first time using her own name. It was right after the election of 2016, the day she realized the story she’d tried to steer clear of was the only one she wanted to tell. [more inside]
A drama about the power of human connection during turbulent times, set in an English coastal town in the early 1980s.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Psychedelic Assisted Therapy Season 10, Ep 1
Welcome back, John Oliver! This week... Fox News is being sued by Dominion Voting Systems for amplifying conspiracy theories involving them about Trump losing the election, revealing that privately, the people at Fox mocked Trump's lies. "Multiple Fox hosts seem to see telling the truth as a possible existential threat." The story after that was on the train derailment in East Palistine, Ohio and the burn from it, causing burning eyes and dead animals, despite not being termed a "high hazardous material train." And Now: Jim Cramer Will Not Shut Up About His Brioni Suits. Main story: Psychedelic drugs, like Psilocybin, LSD and MDMA, and their transformative use in therapy in treating conditions like depression and PTSD. The potential is vast, can we avoid stigma this time? And Now: A Retirement Tribute To NBC4 Washington's Beat Poet Pat Collins. [more inside]
"Strangers to Ourselves poses fundamental questions about how we understand ourselves in periods of crisis and distress. Drawing on deep, original reporting as well as unpublished journals and memoirs, Rachel Aviv writes about people who have come up against the limits of psychiatric explanations for who they are" (Macmillan). [more inside]
If you are writing a memoir before you are 30, you are either deluded, or you have seen some shit. Emi Nietfeld has seen some shit. Abusive parents. Divorce. Suicide. Institutionalized. Foster care. Homeless. Harvard.
On her wild quest for love, 9-year-old Benni's untamed energy drives everyone around her to despair. [more inside]
The Comfort Book is [Matt] Haig’s life raft: it’s a collection of notes, lists, and stories written over a span of several years that originally served as gentle reminders to Haig’s future self that things are not always as dark as they may seem. Incorporating a diverse array of sources from across the world, history, science, and his own experiences, Haig offers warmth and reassurance, reminding us to slow down and appreciate the beauty and unpredictability of existence.
Yi Guyeokui Michin X: Mad For Each Other Season 1, Ep 0
Bothered to realize they are next-door neighbors and share a psychiatrist, a man and a woman find it's impossible to stay out of each other's way. [more inside]
In Cracked Up, we witness the effects adverse childhood experiences can have across a lifetime through the incredible story of actor, comedian, master impressionist and Saturday Night Live veteran, Darrell Hammond. [more inside]
In Furiously Happy, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. A hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety? That sounds like a terrible idea. But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best. As Jenny says: "Some people might think that being 'furiously happy' is just an excuse to be stupid and irresponsible and invite a herd of kangaroos over to your house without telling your husband first because you suspect he would say no since he's never particularly liked kangaroos ... [more inside]
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: I'm In Love Season 4, Ep 17
In the series finale, Rebecca makes a life-changing decision about her future. PLUS: Yes, It's Really Us Singing: The Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Concert Special! Rachel Bloom and the cast of the series perform live versions of fan-favorite songs along with incredible staging, multimedia visuals and a live band and orchestra. [more inside]
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: I Have A Date Tonight Season 4, Ep 16
Rebecca spends time with Nathaniel, Josh, and Greg in an attempt to get clarity on her feelings. [more inside]
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: I Need To Find My Frenemy Season 4, Ep 15
Rebecca gets a call to help her old nemesis out of a complicated situation. Meanwhile, Nathaniel, Josh and Greg attempt to deal with their competing feelings for Rebecca.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: I'm Finding My Bliss Season 4, Ep 14
Rebecca tries out for the local community theater, while Paula is courted by various law firms.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: I Need To Get Out Season 4, Ep 13
Rebecca supports Paula in her time of need despite, her own personal challenges. Emotions run high when Greg, Josh and Nathaniel have an unfortunate encounter. [more inside]
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: I Need A Break Season 4, Ep 12
When Rebecca and Greg take a day trip, things don't go quite as planned. Meanwhile, Paula has an incredibly stressful week.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: I'm Almost Over You Season 4, Ep 11
Rebecca tries to stick to her plan for happiness while Nathaniel and Maya bond over their feelings of unrequited love. [more inside]
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: I Can Work With You Season 4, Ep 10
Rebecca agrees to help out Darryl by offering to babysit and an unexpected guest crashes the evening. Meanwhile, Paula throws a game night. [more inside]
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: I'm Not The Person I Used To Be Season 4, Ep 8
Greg returns to West Covina, which forces Rebecca to question things she thought she knew; Valencia and Josh make some shocking discoveries while at their high school reunion. [more inside]
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: I Will Help You Season 4, Ep 7
Rebecca takes a trip to visit her mother with intentions to tell Naomi about her new career path. Josh housesits for Rebecca and discovers being alone is harder than it seems, while Nathaniel helps one of Paula's clients in an effort to do something good. [more inside]
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: I See You Season 4, Ep 6
Rebecca gets more than she bargained for during a day out with Darryl. Josh lends a helping hand to Paula, while Heather encourages Nathaniel to be a nice person. [more inside]
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: I'm So Happy For You Season 4, Ep 5
Heather and Valencia have changes in their lives that leave Rebecca reeling. Paula has to adjust to some good and bad news from her eldest son. [more inside]
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: I'm Making Up For Lost Time Season 4, Ep 4
Rebecca reunites under unusual circumstances with her half brother Tucker and discovers they have many things in common; in an effort to connect with her kids, Paula plans an activity that requires they all work together. [more inside]
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: I'm On My Own Path Season 4, Ep 3
As Rebecca contemplates her feelings about her career, Paula is forced to deal with a big client.
So the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu got together and talked about joy for a week. This resulting book is an accessible and actionable journey into the essential practice of experiencing and sharing joy. [more inside]
We are naturally drawn to finding solutions. But are there ever problems we shouldn't try to solve? Lulu Miller visits a town in Belgium with a completely different approach to dealing with mental illness. Families in the town board people – strangers - with severe mental illnesses in their homes, sometimes for decades. And it works, because they are not looking to cure them.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Mental Health, Peeple Season 2, Ep 29
Vladimir Putin launches air strikes against ISIS in Syria. Quick takes from the United Nations general debate: Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe defends their anti-homosexuality laws; Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declaims the Iran nuclear deal by silently staring them down for 45 seconds; dictator of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko brings his 11-year-old son to sit beside him in the General Assembly. The Secret Service hits scandal yet again by trying to embarass Congressman Jason Chaffetz by leaking his old job application to their agency. And Now: People On Television Talking Shit About Their Producers. Main story: the horrifying plight of the mentally ill in the United States. YouTube (12m) And Now: Newscasters Stretching The Definition Of The Word "Exclusive." And finally, the new "Yelp for people" app, Peeple... wait that sounds a bit familiar. Last Week Tonight launches a website to facilitate people saying awful things on the internet without actually hurting anyone: screamintothevoid.com. Or consider another suggestion by LWT: Peeble, an app which rates people according to the opinion of Mario Van Peebles. [more inside]
A twenty-something supervisor (Brie Larson) at a group home for at-risk teens connects with a new resident (Kaitlyn Dever) while facing a personal crisis of her own. IMDB; Rotten Tomatoes; official website. [more inside]
Gotham: Harvey Dent Season 1, Ep 9
Barbara leaves Jim, still freaked out after her encounter with Zsasz. Jim gets a new ally in his crusade to solve the Wayne murders in Harvey Dent, an idealistic young prosecutor. Selina goes into protective custody at Wayne manor and bonds with Bruce. Penguin breaks into Liza's apartment to gather information about her true allegiance. Jim and Bullock investigate the violent jailbreak/kidnapping of a bombmaker during his transfer to a mental health facility.