The Naked Mind

The Naked Mind is a Canadian current affairs television miniseries on mental health which aired on CBC Television in 1974.

The Naked Mind
Genrecurrent affairs
Presented byLorraine Thomson
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes4
Producer(s)Garth Price
Running time30 minutes
Original networkCBC Television
Original release9 September 
7 October 1974


The series, hosted by Lorraine Thomson, featured drama segments to illustrate various mental health conditions. These were selected scenes from such plays as Anne of Green Gables, The Devil's Disciple, The Four Poster, Harvey, Johnny Belinda, My Fair Lady and Saint Joan. This was accompanied by discussion by a panel which represented various occupations such as sociologists, journalists, actors and theatrical leaders. Henry Morgan, a humorist, appeared on all episodes.

This series was based on a May 1973 hour-long special broadcast of the same name. Two of the four episodes were recorded in Halifax, the remainder in Toronto. A studio audience was present for each episode.[1]


This half-hour series was broadcast on Mondays at 10:00 p.m. from 9 September to 7 October 1974.


  1. Corcelli, John (September 2005). "The Naked Mind". Canadian Communications Foundation. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
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