“The Wild Child: Coping with a Bipolar Youth”is an hour-long radio documentary that follows three young people, and their families, as they navigate adolescence with a severe mental illness. The piece includes first-hand accounts from the young people themselves, as well as information from researchers and advocates. This story aired in 2005 on WFCR and on PRI’s American Radio Works. It won a national Edward R. Murrow Award and First Place from the Association of Health Care Journalists, among other awards.
Written and produced by Karen Brown. Edited by John Dankosky.