Bob Carolla: CBS Focuses On Fighting Stigma, Educating The Public On Morning News

“CBS This Morning”: Stop the Stigma

In an effort to help break down stigmas surrounding mental health, “CBS This Morning” broadcast a special live audience event, “Stop the Stigma: A Conversation About Mental Health.” Guests included  “Queer Eye” star Karamo, a former social worker, mental health advocate and relationship expert who will discuss his experience with depression, and Cynthia Germanotta, who founded Born This Way Foundation with daughter Lady Gaga, about how mental illnesses affect a family.

(10-30-19) Dear Pete,

CBS This Morning deserves a shout out.

The program devoted the Oct. 23 live broadcast (7-9 a.m ET) to “Stop the Stigma” and a mental health discussion with extensive videos and articles that are still posted online.

Obviously, I was pleased to see the National Alliance on Mental Illnesses’ medical director Ken Duckworth featured in the discussion, along with Acting NAMI CEO Angela Kimball, NAMI education director Teri Brister and NAMI statistics quoted.

More importantly, I can’t remember the last time a national news network focused so much on public education and stigma-busting about mental illness. The program broadcast gets an average of about 3 million viewers.

Hope all is well,
Bob Carolla, veteran advocate, and former NAMI national staff member. 
About the author:

Pete Earley is the bestselling author of such books as The Hot House and Crazy. When he is not spending time with his family, he tours the globe advocating for mental health reform.

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