Is encouraging suicide a crime?
September 15, 2015
Hosted by Dr. Carole Lieberman
The controversial case of Massachusetts vs. Michelle Carter, is currently unfolding. She is charged with involuntary manslaughter for provoking the suicide of her boyfriend, Conrad Roy. Today's guest, John Michael Williams, a filmmaker from Boston, spent five years in the town of Bridgend in England studying suicide as the town was plagued by 99 suicides. John is an advocate for talking about suicide with young people, especially because technology now plays such a major part in their daily lives. Dr. Carole's take, from the information available so far, is that Michelle is a manipulative young woman who preyed on Conrad's vulnerabilities to fulfill her own narcissistic needs.
Dr. Carole's Couch
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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.