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Diaries of a Broken Mind

Documentary in which 25 young people tell the story of growing up with mental health issues - from multiple personalities to agoraphobia, anorexia to bipolar - in their own words.

Bold, intimate and thought-provoking, this documentary explores what life is really like living with a mental health disorder. Using handheld cameras to film themselves over six months, 25 young people take us with them on a journey as they navigate the rocky road of growing up with mental health issues.

Told from their own unique perspective, they show us the everyday challenges of relationships, education, work and uncomprehending parents, along with the stigma they face along the way.

Highlighting a broad spectrum of mental health disorders - from multiple personalities to agoraphobia, anorexia to bipolar - this is their story in their own words.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Thu 25 Jul 2013 01:30

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Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Cliff Martinez

    He had a good time

  • M.I.A.

    20 Dollar

  • Phoenix

    If I ever feel better

  • Tom Player

    Bibigul Sensitive Theme

  • Plan B

    Deepest Shame

  • alt-J

    Bloodflood

  • Laura Mvula

    She

  • Cliff Martinez

    Bride of Deluxe

  • Alabama Shakes

    I ain't the same

  • Fanfarlo

    Everything Turns

  • Air

    Alone in Kyoto

  • Beach House

    Wild

  • Christian Henson

    Chip off the old block

  • The Knife

    Heartbeats

  • Of Monsters and Men

    Love Love Love

  • HAIM

    Falling

  • MS MR

    Bones

  • Sigur Rós

    Olsen Olsen

  • SBTRKT

    Trials of the Past

  • AlunaGeorge

    Attracting Flies

  • HAIM

    Don't Save Me

  • Foals

    Prelude

  • Fleet Foxes

    Mykonos

  • Errors

    Relics

  • AlunaGeorge

    Just a Touch

  • alt-J

    Taro

  • Foals

    Inhaler

  • Bat for Lashes

    Rest your head

  • Jake Bugg

    Someone told me

  • SBTRKT

    Never Never

  • Two Door Cinema Club

    Pyramid

  • Imagine Dragons

    Radioactive

  • Plan B

    Lost My way

  • alt-J

    Breezeblocks

  • Cliff Martinez

    Rubberhead

  • The Lumineers

    Ho Hey

  • Biffy Clyro

    Victory Over the Sun

  • Kanye West

    Bad News

  • Jessie Ware

    Running

  • Delilah

    Never Be Another

  • Two Door Cinema Club

    Settle

  • HAIM

    Forever

  • Rudimental

    Not Giving In

Credits

Role Contributor
Producer Sam Emmery
Director Sam Emmery
Executive Producer Jes Wilkins

Broadcasts

BBC Three - It's a Mad World Season

BBC Three - It's a Mad World Season

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