KQED’s ‘Bay Window’ Series Examines San Francisco’s Mentally Ill Homeless Population
KQED's "Bay Window," a series that examines Bay Area issues and civic life nationwide, tonight will focus on the link between mental illness and homelessness in San Francisco. The one-hour program, titled "Hope on the Street," will profile four San Francisco residents with mental illness and their families, as well as mental health professionals who provide treatment and support to the city's mentally ill homeless population. The program will air at 9 p.m. PT on KQED Public Television 9. Check local listings for broadcast times on other public television stations statewide. In addition, the program's Web site, established in partnership with the Institute for Mental Health Education and Workforce Development at San Francisco State University, will host a live online chat with film director Michael Isip and Mental Health Association in California Director Dr. Rusty Selix after the broadcast. The site also features video clips of the program, a guide to mental health resources, online discussion boards and information on outreach programs. "Hope on the Street" is underwritten by drug maker Eli Lilly (KQED release, 10/1).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.