via press release:
Carrie Fisher HOSTS Discovery Fit & Health’S PSYCH WEEK
BEGINNING Sunday, June 3
– Two All-New Specials Headline the Weeklong Programming Event Dedicated
to Mental Health –
(New York, NY) Hosted by Carrie Fisher, Discovery Fit & Health opens a meaningful dialogue on mental health with PSYCH WEEK, a weeklong programming event from Sunday, June 3 to Friday, June 8. With mental health programming airing nightly, beginning Sunday, June 3 at 8 PM ET/PT, PSYCH WEEK will profile individuals dealing with a spectrum of afflictions and addictions, from agoraphobia, sexsomnia and bipolar disorder to schizophrenia, hoarding, OCD and multiple-personality disorder.
On Sunday, June 3 at 10 PM ET/PT, PSYCH WEEK kicks-off with Born Schizophrenic: Jani’s Next Chapter, an hour-long special which chronicles the emotional journey into the Schofield family’s daily life as they navigate raising a schizophrenic child. Jani, one of the youngest children ever diagnosed with schizophrenia is now 9-years-old and while she has had some major improvements in controlling her vivid hallucinations, delusions and violent rages since being diagnosed, she has also had some setbacks. Jani’s parents, Michael and Susan, continue to struggle and adjust to life with a schizophrenic child but now their attention is turning to their son, Bodhi. At only 4 years old, is he showing signs of schizophrenia too?
The fascinating new mystery series BROKEN MINDS, hosted by Dr. Reef Karim, premieres with back-to-back episodes Wednesday, June 6 at 9 pm ET/PT. Each episode takes viewers to the most baffling regions of human behavior – where patients live in an alternate reality and doctors struggle to unlock the answers trapped deep inside the mind. From a man who is plagued by a secret desire to amputate his own leg to a woman who truly believes she is dead, BROKEN MINDS explores the complicated and mysterious behaviors of the human brain.
Other PSYCH WEEK programs include the below:
Bipolar Mysteries – Sunday, June 3 at 8 PM ET/PT
Biopolar Mysteries follows four families raising children diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder – a single mother whose 7-year-old son, Chase, has been hospitalized six times for a total of over 150 days; a grandmother raising four kids diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, a little girl, Samantha, who was diagnosed at age 3, and Kelsey, a courageous pre-teen who heroically manages her moods, even as she faces the intensifying social pressures in school.
Born Schizophrenic: Jani’s Story – Sunday, June 3 at 9 PM ET/PT
This one-hour special introduces the Schofield Family, whose daughter Jani, was diagnosed as schizophrenic at five-years old, making her one of only two children to EVER receive that diagnosis. Jani experiences vivid hallucinations, delusions and uncontrollable violent rages, yet can be soft spoken and possesses a genius IQ. Her friends are her hallucinations – rats and cats – who can sometimes be good playmates, but ultimately push her towards violence. Jani can’t be trusted with her two-year-old brother Bodhi since she has tried to harm him, forcing her parents to live in separate apartments to keep him safe.
Born Schizophrenic: Jani’s Next Chapter – Premieres Sunday, June 3 at 10 PM ET/PT
This hour-long special follow-up chronicles the emotional journey into the Schofield family’s daily life as they navigate raising a schizophrenic child. Jani, one of the youngest children ever diagnosed with schizophrenia is now 9-years-old and while she has had some major improvements in controlling her vivid hallucinations, delusions and violent rages since being diagnosed, she has also had some setbacks. Jani’s parents, Michael and Susan, continue to struggle and adjust to life with a schizophrenic child but now their attention is turning to their son, Bodhi. At only 4 years old, is he showing signs of schizophrenia too?
Housebound: Trapped Inside – Monday, June 4 at 8 PM ET/PT
Housebound:Trapped Inside reveals the hidden worlds of two women with severe agoraphobia. Guided by psychiatrist Dr. Keith Ablow, both will confront brutal psychological truths as they struggle to break free from this devastating mental disorder.
My Strange Addiction (Drinks Nail Polish/Ear Digger) – Monday, June 4 at 9 PM ET/PT
23-year-old Bertha has been drinking up to five bottles of nail polish every day for the past five years but her family is worried she’s doing permanent damage to her health. Meanwhile, 32-year-old Jamie can’t stop digging in her ears.
Hoarding: Buried Alive (A Bomb Went Off) – Tuesday, June 5 at 8 PM ET/PT
Phyllis’ neighbors are complaining about the trash bags piling up outside of her home, while the inside of her home is so packed that she can barely move around. Faye, who suffers from COPD, realizes her hoard is killing her.
My Extreme Animal Phobia (It’s Trying to Get Me) – Tuesday, June 5 at 10 PM ET/PT
Donyale’s fear of moths is so severe that all family activities are planned around avoiding them. Tino is reduced to tears by even the sight of a lizard. And Luann’s fear of birds prevents her from joining her family in enjoying the outdoors.
Broken Minds (A Forgotten Life) – Premiere Wednesday, June 6 at 9 PM ET/PT
A man’s nightmares begin intruding into his waking life. Then, a woman loses 23 years of her life over the course of a nap. Plus, a man with a compulsion to control everything around him loses control over his own hand.
Broken Minds (Down the Rabbit Hole) – Premiers Wednesday, June 6 at 10 PM ET/PT
A young woman suddenly experiences mind-bending visual distortions. A man is plagued by a lifelong secret desire to amputate his own leg. Plus, a woman believes beyond a shadow of a doubt that she is dead.
I’m Pregnant And… (Addicted) – Thursday, June 7 at 8 PM ET/PT
Colette and Aaron have a long history of heroin addiction, which they’ve been able to kick with the aid of methadone. But now that Colette’s pregnant, she’s finding that it’s possibly riskier to go off the methadone during pregnancy, than to stay on it.
The Woman with 15 Personalities – Friday, June 8 at 8 PM ET/PT
The Woman With 15 Personalities presents a unique look at a person living with Dissociative Identity Disorder, a condition in which a person displays several distinct identities, each with its own perception of the environment.
For a complete list of PYSCH WEEK programming and information please visit: http://press.discovery.com/us/dfh/.