A Life in the Balance : Struggles of the Mentally Ill
In the wake of some tragic incidents involving psychiatric outpatients, WIVB-TV Senior Correspondent Rich Newberg and photographer Tom Vetter examine the struggles of the mentally ill in a flawed mental health system. "A Life In the Balance" weighs the right of society to protect itself, against the right of individuals to live independent lives free of institutions and government restrictions. The documentary also shows how patients who have gotten their lives together are reaching out to help others avoid falling through the cracks in the system.
Originally aired on WIVB-TV.
Rich Newberg Reports Collection
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