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Innovations Episode Featuring Riggs to Air Monday, August 25 on the Discovery Channel
The Austen Riggs Center will be featured on the television program, Innovations, hosted by award winning actor Ed Begley, Jr., with an initial airing Monday, August 25, 7:00am EDT, on the Discovery Channel.
Innovations is an information-based series geared toward educating the public on the latest breakthroughs in all areas of society. Featuring practical solutions and important issues facing consumers and professionals alike, Innovations focuses on cutting-edge advancements in everything from health and wellness to global business, renewable energy, and more.
Filming for the segment featuring Riggs took place in May on the Riggs campus. “We are pleased to be participating in the Innovations series.” states James Sacksteder, MD, Medical Director/CEO at the Austen Riggs Center. He went on to say, “The field of mental health care has changed over the years with greater reliance on medications. Our treatment approach utilizes but goes beyond medications, adding intensive psychotherapy within a therapeutic community to help an individual. Our unique approach places patients at the center of care, emphasizing and respecting their own authority in their treatment as they work to understand their problems and take charge of their lives.”
For a 30-second preview of the Riggs segment, view the video below and check back in the future for the full segment of the episode that discusses the Riggs treatment model.