Award-winning director Charles Mattocks has teamed up with Dr Denise McDermott to produce Eight Days, a groundbreaking new television concept following the lives of five people living with Mental Health issues. The first reality TV series of its kind, Eight Days is a look at mental health from a patient, caregiver and treatment standpoint.
A continuation of Mattocks’ diabetes docu-series Reversed and Eight Days season one, that examined the lives of five diverse individuals living with different stages of cancer, and the experts who guide them on their healing journey. Eight Days takes a deep dive in mental health.
“It’s a show unlike anything that’s been seen before, many around the world are dealing with mental health issues at record numbers, and with Covid-19, it has thrown people into a serious state of despair. The series will follow five people living with various stages of mental health issues and help break the stigma, as well as open eyes on what mental health is and what it is not,” says Charles Mattocks.
Through raw storytelling and an investigative format, Eight Days Mental Health aims to educate viewers and raise awareness for the almost 50 million living with this condition. From treatments, workplace, PTSD, minority mental health issues, to coping in a worldwide pandemic. With millions undiagnosed, and many needing inspiration and awareness, the show’s relevant content and revolutionary delivery has the power and potential to affect millions of lives. The show will have a number of well-known advocates and experts that will make an appearance, such as female boxing superstar Mia St. John, Jarnel Stokes, former NBA star and advocate who will serve as a producer, Antonio Tarver former boxing superstar will also make a guest appearance, Karl Shallowhorn as house mentor and many other well-known surprise guests. Dr Denise will serve as lead Doctor, working hand in hand with experts and the five guests. For more information, visit the Eight Days official website.
About Charles Mattocks:
Charles Mattocks has an amazing career inspired by his uncle, the late reggae legend, Bob Marley. He is an award-winning film producer, TV executive, as well as an international diabetes advocate, IDF Blue Circle Champion, American Diabetes Association published author. Charles has made appearances on major talk shows around the country from CNN, Dr. Oz, The Today Show and more. As a best-selling author and advocate, Charles was on the road to becoming a household name until his personal diagnosis of Type II diabetes. After such devastating news Charles started a global mission for not only his life, but also for the millions struggling with diabetes.
Eight Days was born out of a desire to help, embarking on season two (rebranding the show from Reversed to Eight Days) with Hope4Cancer Treatment Centers™. Charles gave us an inside look at the disease, cancer. Inspired by the loss of his father from lung cancer, Charles wanted to create a tool to educate and inspire. Now with the focus on mental health, the path of advocacy gives a voice to the unheard. Charles will continue to tell inspiring stories in upcoming seasons on such conditions as HIV, Sickle Cell and many others.
About Dr. Denise McDermott M.D.
Dr. Denise McDermott, M.D. is an award-winning leader, advocate, author and integrative adult and child psychiatrist with her medical education foundation at Emory University and UCLA.
Dr. Denise is passionately influencing and changing the way we think, talk and act about mental health and addressing stigma head on with her podcast The Dr. Denise Show,in which she interviews scholars, mental health advocates, athletes and entertainers and with Ascension Media bridging science, spirituality and wellness. Dr. Denise McDermott, M.D. is a medical doctor. Dr. McDermott received the “Outstanding Physician Award” at UCLA. With 20 years as an Integrative Adult and Child Psychiatrist she empowers her patients and their families to live their best life.
Dr. Denise is passionately influencing and changing the way we think, talk and act about mental health and addressing stigma head on with her podcast The Dr. Denise Show, which she interviews scholars, mental health advocates, athletes and entertainers. and with Ascension Media bridging science, spirituality and wellness. She is contributor to the revolutionary spiritual media “Mind Dive” App created by Michel Pascal and includes Deepak Chopra and other luminaries bridging material and post material science.
Further inquiries, visit www.reversedyourhealth.com