Update: The clip from the show has been added to the post.
Candy Crowley is examining the State of the Union: Mental Health on Sunday, 1-16-11, and I will be one of her guests. Dr. Fred Frese and I are scheduled to be interviewed between 9:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. EST about our experiences in the mental health system. Continue reading to view the clip from the show.
For those who missed the initial airing of the show, the segment involving Dr. Fred Frese and I is embedded below:
Here is the official run-down on the show from CNN:
Out of last week’s mass shooting in Tucson have emerged endless questions.
This Sunday, on a special edition of State of the Union, we’ll spend the hour searching for answers as we look at the state of mental health.
First, an overview of schizophrenia and other potentially debilitating mental disorders with two specialized experts: Dr. E. Fuller Torrey, the executive director of the Stanely Medical Research Institute, and Dr. Lisa Dixon, the associate director of the Mental Illness Research Center.
Then, did Jared Lee Loughner exhibit any behavior that would indicate he was dangerous? Could anything have been done to prevent him from acting? We’ll be joined by two professionals with a personal connection to schizophrenia:
Dr. Fred Frese, a psychologist for 40 years, is the former president of the National Mental Health Consumers’ Association, and was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia as a young adult.
Pete Earley is a former national reporter for the Washington Post and author of a dozen books, including “Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness,” which details his journey seeking treatment for his adult son who was declared mentally ill.
Finally, we’ll talk with the co-chairs of the Congressional Mental Health Caucus, Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pennsylvania) and Rep. Grace Napolitan (D-California). Where can we go from here? What legislative obstacles stand in the way of meaningful reform?
Join us for a fascinating, in-depth look at the state of mental health, this Sunday on a special edition of State of the Union.
For more information on State of the Union with Candy Crowley and some more resources on mental illness, visit the show’s CNN site.