Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Bedlam - Free Screening and Panel Discussion

5:00 PM to 8:30 PM



Michigan Medicine’s Office of Patient Experience (OPE), in collaboration with Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES), invites all team members, patients, and family members to view a free online showing of the Bedlam documentary and attend a panel discussion on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

Film Summary: “Through intimate stories of patients, families, and medical providers, Bedlam immerses us in the national crisis surrounding care of the severely mentally ill. Filmed over five years, it brings us inside one of America’s busiest psychiatric emergency rooms, into jails where psychiatric patients are warehoused, and to the homes – and homeless encampments – of mentally ill members of our communities, where silence and shame often compound personal suffering. The story is told in part by director Kenneth Paul Rosenberg, MD, whose own life journey has been profoundly impacted by a severely mentally ill family member.” (To learn more, visit

Film available for viewing: 

October 19 -5 p.m. till  October 21  7 p.m.


Password: MM0920


Panel Discussion - featuring patient advisors, DPSS, Psychiatric Emergency Services and community health organizations. 

October 21, 7:15 p.m - 8:15 p.m.

Zoom link:


Who might be interested:

  • Those who work in the mental health care field
  • Those with a family member or loved one with a mental health diagnosis
  • Those with lived experience
  • Anyone else who is interested in a compelling movie about mental health treatment in our country


Disclaimer: This film includes content that may not be appropriate for children under 13 years of age. Viewer discretion is advised.



Bedlam event flyer

Panel moderated by

Victor Hong, M.D.

Clinical Associate Professor
Medical Director of Psychiatry Emergency Services (PES)