Maryland Public Television Broadcasts Health Programs Lineup

Topics to include Alzheimer’s, teen self-injury, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Maryland Public Television’s health initiative, Your Health 2013, will feature a lineup of programming related to a variety of health topics throughout the month of January.

Featured programs during Your Health 2013 will include:

Long Road Home: This is a documentary focused on the compelling stories of veterans coping with and healing from the emotional wounds of war after combat in Iraq, Vietnam, Korea, and World War II. The documentary also explores current treatments and research into post- traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among returning veterans.  It will air January 14, 2013 at 9 pm. 

Maple Avenue:  Highlighted by a live phone bank, a special episode of this award-winning teen-family awareness series is on tap for January 16 at 8 pm.  While the Maple Avenue series captures viewers with its unique focus on the inner life of teens and their families, the January 16 episode features series character Ashley who resorts to the self-injury of “cutting” to cope with an abusive father.  Viewers are invited to phone during the broadcast for information from experts in the field of teen health.

You’re Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don’t: Airing January 21, 2013 at 10 pm, this documentary is total immersion into the fragmented day-to-day experience of mental illness.  It is the first documentary filmed exclusively in an Alzheimer’s and dementia care unit and the first told from the perspective of someone suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

During Your Health 2013 viewers can take part in phone banks, live call-in programming, and educational child-wellness web content via thinkport.org.  Six special programs will cover the topics of healthy food, happiness, wishes, aging, breathing, and pain.  Your Health 2013 will also feature health emphasis during MPT’s local program Direct Connection with Jeff Salkin on Monday evenings in January.

For a complete lineup of programs and events, visit the Your Health 2013 website. visit www.mpt.org/YourHealth.

About MPT

Launched in 1969 and headquartered in Owings Mills, MD, Maryland Public Television is a nonprofit, state-licensed public television network and member of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). MPT’s six transmitters cover Maryland plus portions of contiguous states and the District of Columbia. Frequent winner of regional Emmy® awards, MPT creates local, regional, and national television shows. Beyond broadcast, MPT’s commitment to professional educators, parents, caregivers, and learners of all ages is manifest in its year-round instructional events and super-website Thinkport which garners in excess of 1.4 million visits annually.

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