On May 3, 2008, the body of a homeless woman was found in an abandoned New Hampshire home. A journal found beside the body documented a journey of starvation and loss of sanity with poignancy, humor and spirituality. God Knows Where I Am tells the story of Linda Bishop, a well-educated New Hampshire mother diagnosed with severe bipolar disorder with psychosis, who was intermittently incarcerated and homeless.
Through interviews with family, friends and medical and legal professionals involved with Bishop’s case, as well as readings from Bishop’s journal entries, the documentary traces the events leading up to Bishop’s hospitalization and investigates the final months of her life following her discharge. These intimate accounts of Bishop’s experience raise questions about society’s treatment of people with mental health conditions and those who are displaced, exposing systemic failures to protect those who cannot protect themselves.
NHPBS is hosting two free community screenings of this powerful documentary, followed by panel discussions.
Monday, September 17, 2018
Red River Theaters
11 S Main St
Monday, September 24, 2018
One Medical Center Drive
Visit nhpbs.org/events for ticket information.
Post screening panelists: Joan Bishop, sister of Linda Bishop; John Broderick, former Chief Justice of the NH Supreme Court; Maggie Pritchard, CEO, Lakes Region Mental Health Center; Shelley Lathrop, Life Interrupted Speaker; and Ken Norton, Executive Director of NAMI-NH.
Tune into the on-air broadcast of God Knows Where I am on Monday, October 15 at 10pm on NHPBS.
In partnership with Dartmouth-Hitchcock and NAMI-NH.
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