60 Minutes: Mar 12

60 Minutes meets a remarkable US family in which both mother and son underwent gender reassignment -and the family is staying together.

Modern Family
It took teenager Corey Maison enormous courage to publicly declare she was trapped in the wrong body; that her mind didn’t match her anatomy. She was born a boy, but since early childhood has felt like a girl. She experienced traumatic and lonely years of confusion and frustration but now, 15-year-old Corey is physically transitioning into a young woman. And she no longer feels so alone because her mother Erica has now also identified as transgender and is becoming a man, Eric. In what is thought to be a world first, in the Maison household mother and son are on their way to being father and daughter. And as Tara Brown reports, the rest of this very modern family are supporting Corey and Eric all the way, even though there are now two fathers and no sons.
Reporter: Tara Brown
Producers: Ali Smith, Michelle Tapper

Age of Anxiety
It’s perfectly normal to have occasional moments where we feel nervous or worried, even a little fearful sometimes. But what about when those anxious feelings completely overwhelm and consume a person? It can be debilitating and in some cases life-threatening. In Australia today there is an epidemic of anxiety. It’s not understood and it’s not talked about, but this year a staggering two million people will suffer from this crippling condition. However, as Peter Overton discovers in this 60 Minutes special report, there is hope: ground-breaking new research in Western Australia may hold the key to future treatments, while in Victoria one of man’s best friends is proving a real life-saver.
Reporter: Peter Overton
Producer: Jo Townsend

8:30pm Sunday on Nine.

2 Comments:

  1. Thank you for your segment on anxiety. I have suffered from anxiety for many years. Not many people know about my condition only close friends and some family. I have others tell me that being single I don’t have any thing to be anxious about. Unfourtunately society are not educated enough on this subject. Anxiety attacks are something I can not controll without medication and professional help. After watching your program I looked up life line on the Internet and was able to chat on line about how I was feeling. They were very help ful and recommended the to visit ecouch.anu.edu.au/welcome and mind spot.org.au. These program’s will assist me in controlling my anxiety. This subject needs to be talked about more. Thank you once again.

  2. Thank you for your anxiety segment, I hope people now have a better understanding of how hard it is. I suffer from anxiety, depression, panic attacks and I’m OCD. My depression, panic attacks and OCD ties in with my anxiety. I have suffered since I was a child and it stems from not being safe but also both my parents suffer from it but won’t admit it. I have lost friends, job promotions, jobs, been bullied by family, so called friends and work colleagues and have been suicidal off and on for years. I have tried medication, psychologist, hypno-therapy, meditation, sports and hobbies. I become frustrated, angry, get chest pains, can’t breath, think I’m going to swallow my tongue, think I’m going to die, think I’m in danger etc.

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