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Mental Wellness Center Partners with PBS to Host Virtual Event for Mysteries of Mental Illness Docuseries

July 13, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Join the Mental Wellness Center and the Santa Barbara community in partnership with PBS, as they host a free virtual event where they will include exclusive preview clips of and conversation about the new PBS documentary series, Mysteries of Mental Illness and host a live panel discussion on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 from 6:00-7:30 PM via zoom.

Mysteries of Mental Illness explores dramatic attempts across generations to unravel the mysteries of mental illness and give voice to contemporary Americans across a spectrum of experiences. The four-hour documentary series, released in late June on PBS, explores the story of mental illness in science and society and serves as an anchor for an ambitious national initiative focused on destigmatizing mental illness in America.

A panel of local mental health professionals and advocates will also join the conversation and aid in the discussions. Panel participants include: Suzanne Grimmesey, MFT – Public Information Officer and Chief Quality Care and Strategy Officer at Santa Barbara County Department of Behavioral Wellness, Dr. Paul Erickson – Medical Director for Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Dr. Edwin Feliciano – Behavioral Health Director at UCSB Student Health, and George Kaufmann – President of NAMI Santa Barbara County.

This is a free community event, open to all ages. The event is free, registration required. To register, please visit

Date: Tuesday, July 13th
Time: 6:00-7:30 PM via zoom
Price: FREE
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July 13, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm