Waiting for Tearah

A Connecticut family struggles to navigate America’s mental health care system.

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Diversity Development Fund
Director

Juliana Schatz Preston

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The Film

At 16, Tearah, who suffers from mental illness, remains stuck in a hospital month after month, as her mother struggles to navigate America’s mental health care system. As Shayna, a single parent of three girls, fights to get Tearah residential treatment, she faces the possibility of losing her home and even custody of her daughter.

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