Otsuka sponsors Ken Burns' PBS youth and mental illness documentary to drive awareness and dispel stigma
The new Ken Burns PBS documentary “Hiding in Plain Sight” was delayed by the Covid pandemic, but the documentary about young people and mental health sponsored by Otsuka and debuting now is more relevant than ever.
Anecdotal and statistical evidence point to a rising mental health crisis among many demographic groups, and particularly among teens and young adults.
HHS and the US Surgeon General issued a rare public health advisory on the worsening mental health of young people late last year. They pointed to national studies showing “alarming increases” in mental health issues even before the pandemic, and exacerbated by pandemic effects on school, social, healthcare and financial issues.
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