Two Stories of Suicide With Different Endings

April 17, 2018
Hosted by Dr. Carole Lieberman

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What determines when depression ends in suicide? The proper mental health treatment is always crucial. But, sometimes seemingly random events can push someone towards life or death. Today's guests present two stories of suicide -with many similarities- yet with different endings. Tired of struggling with family, work and depression, Kevin Berthia climbed on top of the Golden Gate Bridge to end his life. Fortuitously, he was talked down by someone who reminded him of his one reason to live. Om Devi, author of A Dialogue with Depression, tells of her husband's depression, which she felt helpless to stop from ending in suicide. Both stories illuminate key factors that can mean the difference between life or death: the need for human contact, a smiling mask hiding one's pain, mental fatigue from what seems like hopeless struggles, failures of the mental health system, and whether someone is there for you in those final moments....

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Dr. Carole Lieberman

Dr. Carole Lieberman

Dr. Carole Lieberman is the psychiatrist the world trusts for help coping with today's times. She is also the preeminent authority on the psychology of show biz and the psychological influence of media. A multiple Emmy award-winner, Dr. Lieberman has spent over a decade analyzing the psychological impact of world events, as a guest and host on all major media outlets. She has appeared on "Oprah", CNN, “Entertainment Tonight, “Good Morning America”, "The Today Show", “The O’Reilly Factor”, Court TV, the BBC, and numerous other high profile shows. Her work has garnered numerous awards, including those from the Writers Guild of America, City of Los Angeles and the Film Advisory Board. Dr. Carole's latest book, Coping with Terrorism: Dreams Interrupted, a psychological survival guide, has recently been released. She maintains a star-studded practice in Beverly Hills and is listed in numerous Who’s Who directories.

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