Thursday, March 8, 2007

Jane Pauley, Terence McPhaul and Mark Wahlberg Use Celebrity to Champion Mental Health

Jane Pauley, Terence McPhaul and Mark Wahlberg Use Celebrity to Champion Mental Health

Celebrities labor to diminish mental health stigma

(PRWEB) June 22, 2005

Author and Personal Advisor to the stars Terence McPhaul, and journalist Jane Pauley, were recently on hand at the National Mental Health Association Conference in Washington, D. C. taking time out of their busy schedules to accept awards.

McPhaul, a former Hazardous Materials Chemist, wrote the bestselling treatise The Celebrity Psyche, which provided a treasure map into the psyche of numerous celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Bill Gates, Jennifer Lopez and Martha Stewart. McPhaul’s latest release, The Psychology of Hip Hop, has received global attention because of its candid assessment of hip hop music, and hip hop’s impact on human behavior. McPhaul accepted the Betty Humphrey Award for Cultural Competency on behalf of Rainbow Brigade, a non-profit group that works to improve mental health care for gays and lesbians.

Jane Pauley, an award-winning journalist who experienced a stellar tenure with NBCÂ’s The Today Show, Dateline NBC and The Jane Pauley Show, accepted the William Styron Award, named after the Pulitzer Prize-winning author who suffered with depression. Pauley was honored for speaking publicly about her own battles with bi-polar disorder in her biography, Skywriting: A Life Out of the Blue.

Also honored during the event was film star Mark Wahlberg for his work on the documentary, Juvies.

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