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July 16th, 2012
07:33 PM ET

Patrick Kennedy on mental health: "We need to open up the dialogue, we can't stigmatize these illnesses anymore"

Coming up this evening at 9 p.m., "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomes former Congressman Patrick Kennedy for a candid discussion on life as a Kennedy, and his goal of destigmatizing psychiatric disorders.

Having openly struggled with addiction, as well as depression and bipolar disorder, Kennedy has used his public persona to become an advocate for those suffering from various mental illnesses:

"I spoke openly about it, because I knew that that's what my constituents wanted, and that's what they were anxious to hear. And in fact, many of them started talking to me about their own sets of challenges, that they felt ashamed about," he tells Piers Morgan. "Even though I grew up in a very different way from many of my constituents, they related to my experience, of fighting not only a mental illness, but the stigma that comes with that mental illness."

On the heels of Friday's car accident involving Kerry Kennedy – the most-recent headline-grabbing incident featuring America's most-famous family – the 44-year-old insists that neurological challenges don't discriminate, and aren't limited to those with a recognizable last name: FULL POST

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July 16th, 2012
02:43 PM ET

Exclusive Tonight: Eric Dubin, civil attorney for the family of Bonny Lee Bakley

Coming up this evening at 9 p.m., "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomes legal expert Eric Dubin for an exclusive interview.

On the heels of last week's captivating conversation with actor Robert Blake, tonight Piers Morgan hosts the civil attorney for the family of his late wife, Bonny Lee Bakley.

Though Blake was found not guilty of the murder of Bakley, he was found liable in a civil trial, as Dubin won a 30 million dollar jury verdict in 2005.

Tune in this evening at 9 p.m., as Dubin offers his exclusive insight, and unparalleled perspective.
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Need to Know News: Syrian crisis amounts to a civil war; Search fails to turn up missing Iowa girls
July 16th, 2012
09:16 AM ET

Need to Know News: Syrian crisis amounts to a civil war; Search fails to turn up missing Iowa girls

Each day, we here at "Piers Morgan Tonight" put together the news you need to know – from what happened last night to what will happen today.

For July 16, 2012 – Syrian crisis amounts to a civil war, search fails to turn up missing Iowa girls and Knicks' Jason Kidd arrested on suspicion of DWI...

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