On a new episode of Bouncing Back airing Monday, host Lisa Bien sheds light on a dark and difficult subject that is often hidden from public discourse. Suicide is considered by some to be a shameful, selfish act, but guest Drew Bergman has decided to speak publicly about this issue to decrease stigma and perhaps save lives. Drew, now a marketing and business student at Temple University, suffered from depression since the 7th grade, and began to self harm. Eventually, he attempted suicide twice before bouncing back and finding his footing as a suicide prevention advocate.
Joining Lisa and Drew is Dr. Mary Morrison, the Vice Chair for Research in Psychiatry at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple, whose professional perspective provides further advice for those suffering from mental illness.
This new episode of Bouncing Back premieres on TUTV Monday, April 10 at 12:30 and 8:30 p.m.