Running to Break the Ice on the Stigma of Mental Illness

May 10, 2016
Hosted by Dr. Carole Lieberman

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In honor of Mental Health month, today's show brings stigma out of the closet. Here to do just that are three guests who are about to start an Icebreaker Run across America. Chris Martin, Pam Rickard and Charlie Engle, are on the team of people in recovery from mental health issues, who will begin a 3,100-mile journey in order to shine a bright light on the power and possibilities of recovery from addiction, depression, PTSD, and other mental health illnesses. Personal glory is not the purpose of this historic trek. Instead, Icebreaker will invite the world to meet a group of runners that has struggled mightily with demons of every kind; enduring overdoses, incarceration and debilitating depression before finding a better life through recovery and running. They chose to call it Icebreaker because they plan to have a running conversation with America as they run from coast to coast. And this will break the ice to get others sharing and finding their path to recovery.

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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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