CABLE TV - "UNLOCKING THE MIND"
This is the show that informs and enlightens viewers about the many aspects of mental health. In each episode, host Malkia Maisha
Newman is joined by experts and persons with experience in the mental health community, to talk about the latest developments in
research, services, treatments and issues important to your well-being. Why should everyone be concerned about mental health? Watch
Unlocking the Mind and find out why mental health matters!
||Aging and the Mind
||Law Enforcement and Mental Health
||Common Mental Health Occurrences
||Early Childhood Development
||Lets Talk About Schizophrenia
||How to Talk with Your MD
||Mental Health in the Media
||Mental Health and the Military
Malkia Maisha Newman host/content producer
Malkia has been employed as a Community Educator with the CNS Anti-Stigma Program since
October 2005. The Anti-Stigma Program has allowed her an opportunity to utilize her talents for
public speaking, singing, teaching, writing and reading her own poetry along with other writings.
Malkia is very active in her church, Power House Christian Centered Church International, where she
serves as an Eldress, church administrator, and Sunday school teacher, and sings with the choir. She
also serves with the Chaplaincy program at the Oakland County Jail, was appointed to the Pontiac
Housing Commission Board in 2002. In April 2007, Malkia was elected by the County Commissioners
to serve on the Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority Board of Directors.
Unlocking the Mind has aforded her the opportunity to further display her talents in front of the
camera. It is her hope that many other people who live with disabilities and substance use disorders
will end the freedom to pursue the recovery that she is now experiencing.
Margaret Thele content producer/crew
Margaret is no stranger to the media industry. One of her best jobs was doing voiceover work and
writing for radio station WEMU in college as part of their public relations department. She went on
to receive her degree in speech and dramatic arts. In 1997, Margaret began a call-in radio show with
a colleague on WXYT 1270am. Now working for Community Network Services, Margaret has the
opportunity to teach, write, and work on public access cable. She uses some of her personal
experience to enlighten people about mental health disorders and hopes that by reaching out to
the public, some of the stigma surrounding mental illness will be eliminated.
To see about getting Unlocking the Mind on your public access station, please contact Margaret Thele at Community Network Services.
Laura Farwell producer, Brandon Tufts crew, Russell Dunn crew