Screening explores impact of mental illness

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Screening explores impact of mental illness

"God Knows Where I Am"

The documentary “God Knows Where I Am,” which follows the story of one woman’s tragic death after her struggle with mental illness, will screen from 6:45 to 8 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Nebraska Union, Colonial Rooms A and B. The screening is free and open to the public.

The film is being shown as part of Mental Illness Awareness Week. A discussion will follow the screening.

The documentary tells the story of Linda Bishop, a well-educated New Hampshire mother who battled severe bipolar disorder and eventually became homeless due to her condition. On May 3, 2008, her body was found in an abandoned New Hampshire home. A journal found beside her documents a journey of starvation and loss of sanity with poignancy, humor and spirituality.

“God Knows Where I Am” features interviews with family, friends, and medical and legal professionals involved with her case. The documentary traces the events leading up to her 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 in protecting those who cannot protect themselves.

The screening is presented by NET, Nebraska’s PBS and NPR stations, along with the student organizations Active Minds and Out of the Darkness.

This event is not sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Learn more online or contact Sandi Karstens at 402-470-6578 or

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