A documentary about the origins of family advocacy in the 1970s, when psychiatry blamed parents for schizophrenia, will play on PBS stations throughout May. Released by imageReal, When Medicine Got it Wrong traces the family advocacy movement that turned to political activism as a result of failed programs and the movement to discharge patients from state hospitals. Rather than receiving community supports to remain outside of hospitals, many returned through the revolving doors of hospitals, or ended up in nursing homes or homeless. Filmmakers trace four California families whose stories still resonate today. For a listing of local show times, click here.

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