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Focusing on the COVID-19 pandemic and what it does to our brains and minds, experts are sharing strategies and solutions to get through this difficult time. Discover these and other brain-related health stories including the opioid crisis, memory, depression, stress, what our dogs think of us and more on “Your Fantastic Mind,” an Emmy award-winning television series created through a partnership between Emory Brain Health Center and Georgia Public Broadcasting, with support provided by Southern Company Foundation.

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Season 2, Episode 4

The Opioid Crisis

115 mins

The opioid crisis in Georgia will be examined throughout this two-hour special which includes an hour-long episode and an expert panel discussion with questions from GPB viewers. The episode documents the roots of the opioid crisis and how it took hold in Georgia and addresses the latest information about the increase in addiction rates and overdose deaths during COVID. It takes an in-depth look at medication-assisted treatment and public health efforts to reach Georgia’s underserved communities to help battle the opioid crisis. The panel discussion will accompany the episode, providing a robust primetime special filled with information and resources for the people of Georgia and beyond.

Georgia Opioid Statistics

3 mins

Opioid statistics in the state of Georgia for doses prescribed and related deaths are discussed. Dr. Claire Coles, one of the world's leading experts on neonatal abstinence syndrome, discusses how babies are affected.

Stephen Boykin

11 mins

Stephen Boykin and his parents, Frank and Karen, tell the story of Stephen's opioid addiction and how medication-assisted treatment saved his life. The Addiction Alliance of Georgia, a partnership between Emory and Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is introduced.

WEB EXTRA A Life Consumed by Sleep

Nothing he tried had worked. For Sigurjon Jakobsson, the trip to Atlanta with his family was a last-ditch effort to wake up. He had struggled with sleeping excessively for several years before coming from Iceland to see a visionary neurologist, who might have answers.

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Sponsorship Southern Company Foundation

Southern Company Foundation is proud to support public health education topics brought to you by Your Fantastic Mind. Southern Company Foundation and its funder, Southern Company, are committed to supporting and improving our communities at the local level and beyond, while conducting business with integrity and fairness.

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Early Onset Alzheimer’s

8 mins

Cecile Bazaz was a high-level banking executive in her 40’s when she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. This series profiles Cecile and her family.

Living with Epilepsy

25 mins

Ja'lisa Thomas was pregnant with her first child when she first experienced epileptic seizures. Over the next six years, epilepsy took her ability to work, drive, and live independently. A radical new treatment helped give Ja'Lisa her life back.

The Resilience Gene

4 mins

Scientists at Emory have discovered a gene that accounts for resilience and a sense of well-being. This story profiles two women in a study of 2,000 people from the Grady Trauma Project, which studies people with PTSD.

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