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Know you from sopranos but we want to talk about this no kidding -- 22.
I know someone's distracting is over there the guys take it down no kidding me -- -- -- KM two dot org the lead number two.
There it is go check -- this website we're gonna tell you which confined there and it opened the card tells you what our mission yet and -- -- they can't see the -- a good website and they'll they'll read your mission there -- we'll talk about that in a moment but I also want to talk about discus all ties in together as it -- and that you're an author of this book called a silent as your new -- it's a good looking cover.
It gets your attention and that's the point because you want to get the attention and bring light shed light on what you're talking about -- Which is you call him until -- needs.
Okay this is of course we're beginning mental health awareness month now and you were diagnosed with clinical depression in your fifties.
So why -- -- did you put your ideas.
Five years -- to five years ago so why did you put your name in your face.
To this this illness and and and why now come out yeah.
You know that'd be discrimination.
And and prejudice and bigotry that surrounds mental disease.
Is akin to.
What was happening and and the United States and -- sixties with African Americans.
Gay community community.
This is like the last vestige of equal rights for human beings and the country 75%.
Of all Americans we'll have some kind of mental disease in their lifetime.
Yet there is shame about talking.
About it recovery.
Comes when you disgusted with -- -- say that you.
Mood disorder you're -- hear no kidding me to.
-- I what I was getting better I went to do.
A movie I've decided to movie and I went to see this studio doctor that they have to check -- -- and making it -- and it got -- Insurance company -- a bit that you're going to be around.
Well when I finished and I told them what was going on and I said.
You know he had a history of lung disease heart disease.
Do you drink no.
What medication you take like take ten milligrams of Lipitor.
A baby aspirin and now I'm taking ten milligrams of antidepressant.
Okay I signed the thing two days later my life as they won't insure you you are insurance risk they said that they will.
They will attach a -- in that if you have a mental breakdown.
And you cause this production slow down a stoppage would be your financial responsibility.
I had to sign that -- I started telling my colleagues you know high profile celebrities.
And they started telling me well I don't tell.
You know I just don't say it and I knew that this -- it precedent -- might -- lawyer's client the client who.
-- how to break down.
Cause the studio two weeks -- stopping.
And ultimately they went after him they looked at his credit card records and saw that he was in fact taking an anti -- and they.
And they suing for breach of contract.
So your your your point here is that eating it exacerbates the problem if you can't.
If you can't acknowledge that you have this.
Illness this mental dis ease -- you call it an inch do you feel like it's not fair.
You've it's easy to to to -- -- is that you know we want we want equal rights that we are American brain.
We want our brains to have the same constitutional parity.
Buy insurance company to.
Be paid to heal it.
They would take care of our gall bladder which is an even functioning any longer doesn't even have a job it's obsolete.
And our brain when you talk about vital organs is the only.
Matter that can't be removed that can't be replaced.
Replace a heart beat inflation along.
It is this science is doing that but I'm going to very valuable and preventative medicine is what I'm talking about we want and I I've I mess.
The largest celebrity based organization in the country and for years we.
You allow a celebrity you sign on to the dark corners of prejudice and discrimination against move disease.
And what we want to do is make it cool in trendy we want to make the discussion of mental uneasiness.
We want we want science.
To go do what they got -- debated in the meantime we can talk about -- -- -- that it's okay you know why we have it was similar problems so with so dearly if someone goes to indicate -- -- -- cave in to the number two no kidding me two dot board.
And they are looking for a place to go to where they can discuss this openly -- where they can.
-- and I loved it they that they want -- best front that ought to go anywhere.
You know if I told you I have anxiety disorder and you know when you did you know you.
Probably -- somebody that does it.
I guess has -- two.
You know could we talk about emotional intimacy.
That kids will talk about.
There acne and that time a month.
But they want to talk about what's troubling -- what's with this is a scary place is a lot going on for teenagers that's when kids.
Discover that they have some kind.
They he'll go off to school that's -- drinking and -- starts to exacerbate because.
We have those I had these dead seven deadly symptoms which were drinking eating dieting.
-- being -- couldn't afford the shopping shoplifting.
Thing is that.
That all did my my state of -- that how how did those that was caused by your mental diseases you call it.
As I discovery and therapy.
That I had that -- traumatic events in my life and as a kid.
And I unconsciously.
Had made a decision because I was dyslexic and I I didn't know how to read.
I made a decision that was gonna show them that I was going to get inside my mother's TV -- and become.
A celebrity and that would be my -- if I can go to Hollywood and Hollywood and we embraced me that would be -- asylum along with local all you need for a good asylum is an empty room in the right kind of people.
Right I understand I think Hollywood.
Is the largest asylum.
And the world.
This sick is most screwed up -- wind up in Hollywood.
You know Whitney.
-- -- Let me use then -- let's just.
Keep it here with fueling well let's talk about Whitney Houston and and that Amy Winehouse.
Who did the title song from imovie you know getting into she gave me her -- she's in charge me.
Can't they both died from a mental this easy miss them.
It was the mental uneasiness that they couldn't get out of their mind that they couldn't come to reckoning widths and so they want to feel better.
And this stuff made me feel better the twenty -- -- a day made me feel better but that's not working.
-- just like the alcohol stop working everything it stops working.
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