“CBS This Morning” will be airing an hour-long mental health town hall on Oct. 23 featuring Karamo Brown and Cynthia Germanotta. Brown is a co-host of Netflix’s popular “Queer Eye” reboot and is currently competing on “Dancing With the Stars,” while Germanotta co-founded the Born This Way Foundation with her daughter, Lady Gaga.
Titled “Stop the Stigma: A Conversation About Mental Health,” the town hall will be conducted in front of a live audience in the studio, which is a first for “This Morning.”
“The audience will feature guests who have been impacted in various ways by mental illness, including family members, medical professionals and activists. The town hall will feature segments on various topics surrounding mental health awareness, cultural stigmas, treatment and education,” according to Wednesday’s press statement from CBS.
“Our goal is to create a national conversation that will help break down stigmas surrounding mental illness and promote open dialogue and solutions for people, family and friends who are touched by mental health issues,” the morning show’s executive producer Diana Miller said. “Mental health is a very complex topic. We hope dedicating extended coverage to the topic will resonate with our viewers.”