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MTV Unveils All New Episodes of Critically Acclaimed Series – True Life

May 11, 2008

I HAVE EMBARRASSING PARENTS…I HAVE SCHIZOPHRENIA…I LIVE ANOTHER LIFE ON THE WEB…

THESE ARE THE VOICES OF TODAY’S YOUNG PEOPLE! 

HEAR THEIR STORIES WHEN MTV AIRS NEW EPISODES OF “TRUE LIFE” BEGINNING ON THURSDAY MAY 15TH AT 10PM ET/PT

MTV’s think.mtv.com Will Provide Viewers with Information and Resources for Managing Schizophrenia

 

New York, NY – May 05, 2008 – Hear the voices of today’s youth as they tell their stories in MTV’s “True Life,” from embarrassing parents to secret lives on the web to dealing with schizophrenia.  MTV presents three brand new episodes from the award winning documentary series “True Life” starting on Thursday, May 15 at 10pm ET/PT with “I Have Embarrassing Parents 2,” Thursday, May 22nd at 10pm ET/PT with “I Have Schizophrenia,” and Thursday, May 29th  at 10pm ET/PT with “I Live Another Life on the Web.”

 

New Episodes include:

 

Thursday, May 15 – 10pm ET/PT

·         “True Life: I Have Embarrassing Parents 2” – Being embarrassed by your parents can be a rite of passage for many teenagers. But some moms and dads seem to take more pleasure in torturing their offspring than others.  On this episode of True Life you’ll meet two young people whose parents’ behavior is so over-the-top it’s putting considerable stress on their relationships. 14-year-old Niki is mortified that her surgically-enhanced, belly-baring mother looks more like a Playboy Playmate than a parent. While 17-year-old Candy is a typical teenager with some not-so-typical parents; her folks are professional clowns whose eccentric antics are hurting her social life.  Can these teens survive their adolescence without having nervous breakdowns?

 

Thursday, May 22 – 10pm ET/PT

  • “True Life: I Have Schizophrenia” – What if you couldn’t tell the difference between reality and a scary hallucination? Or you heard voices in your head telling you to hurt yourself? Or if a trip to the supermarket made you feel as though the world was plotting against you? That’s the daily reality for the more than two million Americans living with Schizophrenia – a debilitating mental illness that blurs the line between what’s real and what’s in your head.  In this episode of True Life, you’ll meet three young people doing their best to live with this disorder that will be with them forever.

 

Thursday, May 29 – 10pm ET/PT

  • “True Life: I Live Another Life on The Web” – Tens of millions of us love to socialize online, but in the virtual world where you can become almost anyone you want with a few strokes of a keyboard, some people take it to extremes.  On this episode of True Life, you’ll find out what happens when three young people embody an alter ego online that’s in stark contrast with who they are in real life.

 

Viewers can get more information on schizophrenia and more by going to think.mtv.com.  The Think Community will educate and connect viewers with content and provide them with the necessary help.

Think.MTV.com is a dynamic, multimedia-driven Community and enables youth to easily learn more about the issues that matter to them most, share their opinions – via uploaded online videos, podcasts and blogs – and connect with others to make a difference.  The site is one of the only to reward members for positive actions taken online or off, serving up chances to hang out with socially conscious celebs, access to exclusive MTV events, exposure on MTV and other national media outlets, as well as grants, scholarships and more.  Think.MTV.com was built with the help of financial support and expertise from founding partners the Case Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Goldhirsh Foundation and MCJ Amelior Foundation.  For more information or to build a profile and become involved, visit Think.MTV.com.  

 

 True Life explores topics relevant to young people by telling their stories through first-person accounts and delves into issues on cultural trends covering matters relating to lifestyle subjects such as health, sex drugs, spirituality, money and more.

 

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