“CBS THIS MORNING” DEDICATES FULL HOUR TO ITS FIRST-EVER SPECIAL LIVE AUDIENCE EVENT “STOP THE STIGMA” ADDRESSING MENTAL HEALTH
Cynthia Germanotta: “As a Parent I Wasn’t Prepared to Really Address This. Stefani [Lady Gaga] Was Very Unique and That Wasn’t Always Appreciated by Her Peers. As a Result She Went Through a Lot of Difficult Times. Humiliated, Taunted, Isolated.”
Jane Pauley: “When the Doctor Finally Recognized, ‘Oh, I Know What’s Going on Here. This Is Bad.’ He Called My Husband and Said, ‘Your Wife Is Very Sick.’ And Gary Was Almost Relieved Because He Knew ‘Well, Maybe Someone Can Help Get My Wife Back.’”
Karamo: “For Me, It Was Waking Up and Feeling like the Sun Just Wasn’t Shining as Bright as the Day Before. And It Kept Getting Darker Each Day, and Yet I Couldn’t Understand Why.”
President Bill Clinton: “No One Should Face These Struggles Alone or Be Ashamed to Ask for Help.”
President George W. Bush: “The First Step to Addressing Mental or Brain Health Is Also the Bravest, Asking for Help.”
CBS THIS MORNING dedicated an hour of its broadcast today to address mental health awareness in a first-ever special live-audience event “Stop The Stigma.” Gayle King, Anthony Mason and Tony Dokoupil anchored “Stop the Stigma” from Studio 43 in the CBS Broadcast Center in New York. “Stop the Stigma” will re-air on CBSN, CBS News’ free 24/7 news streaming service, tonight at 8:00 PM, ET.
WATCH CBS THIS MORNING’s coverage on mental health awareness:
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Below are highlights from today’s broadcast of “Stop the Stigma”:
Lady Gaga’s mom on witnessing daughter’s “turn” in mental health
Lady Gaga’s mother, Cynthia Germanotta, joined “Stop the Stigma” to talk about the impact of mental illness on family and friends. Germanotta teamed up with her daughter to create the Born This Way Foundation. It works to educate people about mental and emotional wellness.
WATCH HERE: https://cbsn.ws/2ocztpt
Karamo on mental health: Set emotional goals
“Queer Eye” star Karamo is known for helping people work through their emotions. But it’s his own experience with severe depression, anxiety and drug addiction that’s helped him become an advocate for mental health. Karamo joined “Stop the Stigma” to discuss why he used to think mental health support was only for “rich white people.” He says he even thought of taking his own life.
WATCH HERE: https://cbsn.ws/2qFAmYB
Jane Pauley opens up about bipolar diagnosis
After more than 30 years reporting the news, Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist Jane Pauley put a very public face on bipolar disorder. She revealed she had taken a break from the spotlight and spent three weeks in a psychiatric clinic after being diagnosed in 2001. Pauley is an advocate for mental health and the host of CBS SUNDAY MORNING. She joined “Stop the Stigma” to discuss when she was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
WATCH HERE: https://cbsn.ws/35SEpAR
Sharon Osbourne, Jason Kander and others open up about mental health: “Don’t be afraid”
“Stop the Stigma” wants to help raise awareness in the discussion around mental health. As part of CBS THIS MORNING’s coverage, cultural figures, politicians and students were asked to share their personal stories.
WATCH HERE: https://cbsn.ws/32GturW
How peer groups like the Mental Elephant can help young adults with mental illness
One in six young people experience a mental health disorder each year, and the suicide rate for adolescents age 10 to 14 has nearly tripled in the last decade. Miana Bryant, who was diagnosed with depression in college, didn’t know where to turn, so she created a support group called The Mental Elephant for college students to talk with each other about their mental health. Bryant and National Alliance on Mental Illness medical director Dr. Ken Duckworth joined “Stop the Stigma” to discuss how to find help.
WATCH HERE: https://cbsn.ws/2oX1GkA
How to get help for mental illnesses
Mental health disorders are treatable, but last year, nearly 57 percent of those who needed treatment did not get it. For advice on how to find help, psychiatrists Dr. Ken Duckworth and Dr. Sue Varma, along with CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook, joined “Stop the Stigma.”.
WATCH HERE: https://cbsn.ws/2Je8UY0
CBS THIS MORNING TWEETS:
- Former President @BillClinton shares a powerful message about mental health: “No one should face these struggles alone or be ashamed to ask for help.” #StopTheStigma #MentalHealth https://bit.ly/31JJyHT
- “When the doctor finally recognized, ‘Oh, I know what’s going on here. This is bad.’ He called my husband and said, ‘Your wife is very sick.’ And Gary was almost relieved because he knew ‘Well, maybe someone can help get my wife back.’” @CBSSunday‘s @RealJanePauley #StopTheStigma https://bit.ly/2qw9p9p
-.@QueerEye’s Karamo Brown talks about his first experiences with depression on @CBSThisMorning. “For me, it was waking up and feeling like the sun just wasn’t shining as bright as the day before. And it kept getting darker each day, and yet I couldn’t understand why.” https://bit.ly/2W5jyWi
- “As a parent, I wasn’t prepared to really address this. Stefani (@ladygaga) was very unique, and that wasn’t always appreciated by her peers. As a result, she went through a lot of difficult times. Humiliated, taunted, isolated.” @BTWFoundation’s @momgerm #StopTheStigma https://bit.ly/363Xikv
Each weekday morning, Gayle King, Anthony Mason, and Tony Dokoupil deliver two hours of original reporting, breaking news and top-level newsmaker interviews in an engaging and informative format that challenges the norm in network morning news programs. The broadcast has earned a prestigious Peabody Award, a Polk Award, five News & Documentary Emmys, three Daytime Emmys and the 2017 Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Newscast. The broadcast was also honored with an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award as part of CBS News division-wide coverage of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
Diana Miller is the executive producer of CBS THIS MORNING.
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