Stray Kitten Saves Purple Heart Vet from Suicide

June 5, 2018
Hosted by Dr. Carole Lieberman

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Episode Description

When we think of adopting a pet from an animal shelter, we think of doing good by rescuing a stray animal, but we don't realize how we are actually rescuing ourselves. Today's guests tell stories of mutual rescues. Purple Heart veteran Josh Marino shares how his life was changed forever by the love of a stray kitten. Wounded in Iraq when an explosive detonated, he suffered concussions that led to constant headaches, anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Josh reached the point where he decided to end his life. As he sat outside his barracks in the rain, he heard a cry from the bushes and found a tiny cat looking up at him. Moved deeply that this little soul had found him just when he needed someone most, he changed his mind and decided to live to care for this cat he named Scout. Carol Novello is the founder of Mutual Rescue, a national initiative that highlights the life-changing power of human-animal relationships through their film series, including "Eric & Peety" and "Josh and Scout."

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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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