Campus to Screen Documentary “Shortchanged: Unjailing the Mentally Ill”
Dec. 8, 2014
Illinois Wesleyan University will screen the documentary “Shortchanged: Unjailing
the Mentally Ill” on Jan. 11 at 1 p.m. in Westbrook Auditorium of Presser Hall. The
screening is free and open to the public.
Produced by Pantagraph reporter Edith Brady-Lunny and photojournalist David Proeber, the documentary follows
the community’s efforts towards improving mental health care. The film features interviews
with McLean County officials, law enforcement and health professionals about their
work toward better serving people with mental illnesses. It also includes interviews
with several people living with a serious mental illness regarding some of the challenges
they face while seeking health care.
Illinois Wesleyan alumna Elizabeth Robb ’78, set to retire Dec. 31 as chief judge
of the 11th Judicial Circuit of Illinois, is also featured in the film speaking about better
serving defendants with mental illnesses.