"The Tenth Man is the one man in ten in your community that will need emotional guidance. Yes, one out of every ten persons in this country needs or will need some form of psychiatric care or treatment. What kind of treatment are they getting in your community?"
Written and produced by The National Mental Health Foundation, The Tenth Man was produced to create awareness of mental health issues around the country. Each episode deals with a specific person who deals with a mental illness.
The first episode of The Tenth Man tells the story of activist Dorothea Dix and her commitment to help the care of the mentally ill in America and abroad. Born in April 1802, Dorothea Dix exposed the horrors on the mental asylums of the day when mentally ill people were beaten, chained, and locked away.
The Tenth Man is an altruistic and educational old time radio show that covered topics in mental illness ranging from depression, loneliness, social phobias, and even discrimination against people who have received mental health treatment.