Film on woman’s mental illness to premiere
CONCORD (AP) – A documentary directed by Emmy-winning brothers that captures the life of a New Hampshire woman who slipped through the cracks of the state’s mental health system is debuting to the national public.
The Concord Monitor reports the documentary titled, “God Knows Where I Am,” will be shown on Public Broadcasting Service Oct. 15.
The documentary tells the story of Linda Bishop, who died of starvation at 52 in an abandoned house in Concord in 2008.
Bishop was previously diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and she was released from the State Hospital in 2007 despite having no place to live and no legal guardian.
Her sister Joan Bishop says she hopes the documentary will spur a conversation so that those suffering from mental illness can get the help they need.