Carrie Fisher to Host Psych Week
By ANTOINETTE BUENO
May 23, 2012
Given her well-documented battle with bipolar disorder and her advocacy for electroconvulsive therapy, Carrie Fisher is a fitting host for Discovery Fit & Health's Psych Week, a weeklong programming event which aims to open up a meaningful dialogue on mental health.
Psych Week will run from Sunday, June 3 to Friday, June 8 on Discovery Fit & Health, and will profile individuals dealing with a number of afflictions and addictions, from agoraphobia, sexsomnia and bipolar disorder to schizophrenia, hoarding, OCD and multiple-personality disorder.
So if you're a fan of Hoarders and My Crazy Obsession (admit it, you are), you know this is all you.
Psych Week kicks off with Born Schizophrenic: Jani's Next Chapter, an hour-long special chronicling a family's daily life as they navigate the process of raising a schizophrenic child, and will also feature the premiere of Broken Minds, hosted by Dr. Reef Karim, which takes viewers to the most baffling regions of human behavior – where patients live in an alternate reality and doctors struggle to unlock the answers trapped deep inside the mind.
For a complete list of Psych Week programming, click here.