Mysteries of Mental Illness

Idris Mitchell | Decolonizing Mental Health

Special | 5m 5s  | Video has closed captioning.

Idris Mitchell did everything there was to do on the Yale campus, until a diagnosis of bipolar disorder made him miss his finals, lose the perfect 4.0 and feel invisible. What does success mean to a Black queer man who had to be kept away from his pens? How does he turn around and adapt to a constant process of grieving for his previous self, while always being in pursuit of beauty and joy?

Aired: 06/10/21

Rating: TV-PG

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