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15 May 1998
Depression: Voices Of An Illness
Listen to a selection from the program
This one-hour program features a Harvard professor, an engineer, a high school student, among others,
telling their stories of struggle and triumph over this common, yet often unrecognized and untreated brain
disorder that affects one out of every ten Americans.
In addition, mental health experts, including researchers from the National Institute of Mental Health and
elsewhere, highlight groundbreaking new medications and talk therapies which are having a remarkable
success in helping people with clinical depression return to healthy lives. Academy Award-winner Rod
Steiger adds his own voice to the others, sharing his personal battle with clinical depression.
The third in the Peabody Award-winning series, "Depression: Voices of An Illness," has aired on over 250
National Public Radio and selected commercial stations across the country since its premiere in National
Mental Health Month, May 1996. The program has won an EDI Award from The National Easter Seals
Society for promoting the "equality, dignity and independence of people with disabilities," and the American Psychiatric Association's
prestigious Robert L. Robinson Award. The National Institute of Mental Health
hailed the "Voices of An Illness" series for "truly setting new standards of creativity and scientific
accuracy in broadcast journalism."
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