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November 12, 2010

The National Network to End Domestic Violence Partners with Dr. Phil
The National Network to End Domestic Violence
Partners with Dr. Phil

Washington, D.C. – The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) has announced a partnership with popular Daytime Syndicated Talk Show Host and New York Times Bestselling author, Dr. Phil McGraw.


On his ninth season premiere this past September, Dr Phil announced a campaign to “End the Silence on Domestic Violence,” and on Wednesday, November 10, Dr. Phil will be a special guest via satellite at NNEDV’s annual Community Engagement Day in Charleston, S.C. 


“We could not be happier to be working with Dr. Phil,” said Sue Else, NNEDV’s president. “We are very grateful that Dr. Phil is using his powerful voice to raise awareness of domestic violence and help survivors of abuse.  Domestic violence needs to come out of private homes and into the national spotlight. Dr. Phil is an incredibly important part of ending domestic violence once and for all.”


Since its debut in September 2002, the series has been ranked second among all daytime talk shows and consistently ranks among the Top Ten of all syndicated strips (Source: NSS Ranking Report).


“I urge everyone to take a stand and end the silence on domestic violence,” said Dr. Phil McGraw. “I am deeply passionate about drawing attention to this silent epidemic and I remain committed to doing everything possible to help those in need of assistance. That’s why I’m proud to work with the National Network to End Domestic Violence.”


In addition to collaborating on multiple episodes of his shows, Dr. Phil will lend his voice of support on Capitol Hill when it comes to finally passing federal legislation that serves survivors of domestic violence and holds perpetrators accountable. 


On a recent episode, Dr. Phil presented a $15,000 check made up of funds donated by viewers (as a result of his call to action) along with the Dr. Phil Foundation, to the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition in Grass Valley, California. In large part due to the economy, this local domestic violence program was forced to close its doors.  The contribution made will re-open the program. 


To see clips from the ninth season premiere episode of The Dr Phil Show and to learn more, visit