Breaking Stigma of Mental Illness in the Criminal Justice System

February 6, 2024
Hosted by Dr. Carole Lieberman

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Episode Description

Today, a Michigan jury found school shooter Ethan Crumbley's mom, Jennifer Crumbley, guilty of 4 counts of involuntary manslaughter - a groundbreaking verdict! This is yet another way in which mental illness is interconnecting with the Criminal Justice System. Ethan, suffering from mental illness, begged his parents for psychiatric help for years - but they were too busy with their own pursuits to hear his cries. As a result, 4 students are dead and others injured. Fortunately, the jury got it right and found her guilty! But, it's probably too late to save Ethan from life behind bars. Today's guest, attorney Elizabeth Kelley, is a one-woman fighter on behalf of the rights of the mentally ill. Mental illness is not a crime, but too often, the mentally ill end up behind bars because they didn't get the help they needed and deserved.

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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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