‘God Knows Where I Am’ Follows Story of Mental Illness, Homelessness

News Release Date: 
October 1, 2018

For Immediate Release

‘God Knows Where I Am’ Follows Story of Mental Illness, Homelessness

LINCOLN, Neb. (Oct. 1, 2018) – On May 3, 2008, the body of a homeless woman was found in an abandoned New Hampshire home. A journal found beside the body documents a journey of starvation and the loss of sanity with poignancy, humor and spirituality. 

Follow the story of Linda Bishop, a well-educated New Hampshire mother who battled severe bipolar disorder and homelessness when “God Knows Where I Am” premieres at 9 p.m. CT, Monday, Oct. 15 on NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations.

“God Knows Where I Am” tells Bishop’s story through 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. Bishop’s journal entries are read by Golden Globe-winning actress Lori Singer (“Footloose,” “Short Cuts”).

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.

Following the documentary’s premiere, “PBS NewsHour Weekend” anchor and “Amanpour and Company” contributor Hari Sreenivasan hosts a panel discussion with filmmakers Todd and Jedd Wider and psychiatrist and former president of the American Psychiatric Association Carol Bernstein about mental illness, homelessness and other issues raised in the film.

For more information, visit pbs.org/godknowswhereiam.

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CONTACT: Sandi Karstens, 402-470-6578, skarstens@netNebraska.org

NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, is the statewide public media service dedicated to creating opportunities for Nebraskans to engage with critical issues, compelling stories and quality entertainment. NET serves each of Nebraska’s 93 counties with 52,560 hours of programming each year on four television and two radio channels, plus online and mobile content. In addition to providing free, high-quality educational programming for children, NET provides programming in the arts, award-winning news and current affairs information and emergency alert services. For more information about NET, visit netNebraska.org.