Monday, April 9, 2012

Hard-Hitting Journalist Didn't Shy Away From Discussing His Depression

Mike Wallace, the CBS reporter who became one of America's best-known broadcast journalists for his relentless interrogations on the long-running news magazine "60 Minutes," died April 8 at age 93. "A reporter with the presence of a performer, Wallace went head to head with chiefs of state, celebrities, and con artists for more than 50 years....," said the New York Times.

Wallace was one of the first celebrities to come out publicly about having a mental illness. Wallace talked about his years-long struggle with depression, his suicide attempt, his treatment, and his ultimate recovery during an episode of the PBS series "HealthyMinds," in which he was interviewed by psychiatrist and "HealthyMinds" host Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D. (Borenstein was recently appointed editor-in-chief of Psychiatric News.)

See the "HealthyMinds" interview with Wallace here.


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