Susan, whose 16-year-old daughter, Janni, was diagnosed with childhood-onset schizophrenia at age 6, says she believes her 11-year-old son, Bodhi, has the disease as well. The children’s father, Michael says Bodhi has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. He doesn’t believe his son has schizophrenia. TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Conflict so big it needs a Dr. Phil solution?
Susan has been documenting both Janni, and Bodhi’s struggles on YouTube. She disputes others’ claims that she is exploiting her kids, and says she’s acting as an advocate for mental health. WATCH Dr. Phil Halts Interview; Says He Won’t Consider Helping Until Guest Stops Posting Videos Of Her Kids Online
When Dr. Phil tells Susan he won’t consider referring her for resources to help evaluate Bodhi until she takes down the videos of her children, she refuses, leading Dr. Phil to end the interview abruptly.
‘I am not going to be part of a process that includes exploitation of children,’ he tells the audience after his guests have left the stage.
Watch the video above to see what happens when he gets word from the show’s executive producer that Susan has changed her mind.
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