- Rated: PG-13
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours
- Video: Color
- Released: June 23, 2009
- Originally Released: 2009
- Label: Pbs (Direct)
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.78
Told through first-person stories of adolescent depression and anxiety, CRY FOR HELP offers an intimate glimpse into the lives of teens with mental illness.
This primetime special features first-person stories from adolescents who are confronting depression, anxiety and mental illness. From depressed, suicidal teens to parents unaware of what may be troubling their own children to those on the front lines of prevention and care, CRY FOR HELP provides a rare and important look at mental illness among young adults. Through their own words, the program documents their stories, their emotional struggles, their lives in crisis. CRY FOR HELP affords a new understanding of the teens' world. In doing so, it explores treatments, mental health testing and community healing programs to give parents and educators a basis for recognizing the warning signs of teens in trouble.