Community Conversation on mental health includes Hills officials

Farmington Hills mayor Dr. Ken Massey and Police Chief Chuck Nebus will be part of an October 6 panel discussion that follows a showing of “Ride The Tiger, A Guide Through the Bipolar Brain” at Riley Broadcast Center in Wixom.

The documentary tells the stories of highly accomplished individuals who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

Made possible by a grant from the Farmington Hills-based George F. Riley Foundation, the October 6 event will include a discussion about mental illness and resources available for those affected by it, as well as a breakout session to give attendees the opportunity to interact with panelists and ask questions. The screening begins at 6 p.m.

Other panelists include:

  • Dr. James T Hanson, Professor at Oakland University in the Department of Counseling
  • Dr. Frances Brown, PsyD, Program Director and Chief Academic Officer at the Michigan School of Professional Psychology, Farmington Hills
  • Linda Hotchkiss, M.D., Psychiatrist
  • Ed Moore, “Ride the Tiger” Producer/Director and Writer

The documentary was produced by Detroit Public Television and aired on PBS stations nationwide in April 2016. It will be rebroadcast October 10, at 10 p.m.