Conquering the Stigma of Mental Illness One Story at a Time

October 22, 2019
Hosted by Dr. Carole Lieberman

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Episode Description

When you hear the word "schizophrenia" you probably think of a homeless person or a character in the movie Cuckoo's Nest. Well, get ready for your stereotype to be turned on its ear. Today's guest, Mindy Tsai, has been diagnosed as schizophrenic, and also has a masters degree from an Ivy League university, and a top job in a digital health firm, as well as friends and a charming personality. And she's the author of a just-released memoir, Becoming Whole. In 2004, Mindy began hearing a voice in her head, someone she called "Joe." She found signs everywhere that seemed to hold mysterious clues meant only for her. What she didn't know at the time was that she was experiencing her first schizophrenic episode. For the next decade, she oscillated between two worlds - a normal life and a secret voice-filled one -- until she began the journey of merging her two worlds back into one. Today, she takes you on her journey and hopes that her story will help end the stigma of mental illness.

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Everyday we are bombarded with stories in our newspapers, on television and on the radio that make it seem as though society is spiraling out of control. But just when everything in the world seems insane, Dr. Carole Lieberman creates a sanctuary for sanity. Call or log in to get help making sense of these turbulent times or just for advice from a soothing voice. “Dr. Carole’s Couch” broadcasts each Tuesday at 1pm Pacific (4pm Eastern) on the VoiceAmerica Channel.

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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