Howie Mandel Speaks Truth About His Mental Disorder In New Paramount+ Series

Howie Mandel at the 36th Carousel of Hope Ball Honoring Diane KeatonPhoto by Leon Bennett/Getty Images

Comedian Howie Mandel agreed to take viewers into the harsh reality of living with mental disorder in the newest series of Paramount+. In a one-on-one interview with Dr. David Agus, Mandel will tackle his relationship with his daughter Jackelyn Shultz who happens to have the same sickness.


Howie Mandel Set To Appear in The Checkup: With Dr. David Agus

Paramount Originals’ new series, The Checkup with Dr. David Agus, is primarily intended to emphasize the importance of mental health. Featuring some of the entertainment industry’s most popular stars, the show allows them to open about their mental struggles.

Medical professional David Agus will host the show and try to dissect their issues in front of the camera. Mandel is among the celebrities set to disclose his own story along with Ashton Kutcher, Oprah Winfrey and Maria Shriver.

Specifically, Mandel will share how he dealt with life amid quarantine. In the teaser video aired by CBS News, Mandel described the pandemic as a terrifying and isolating experience. During lockdown, Mandel was supposed to find comfort through his grandchildren, but was robbed of the chance.


“I was outside climbing a tree to look at them in the window so that I could catch a glimpse of them,” he said.

For those who may not know, the television personality has long been suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and anxiety. In past interviews, Mandel had been candid about his goal to end the stigma against people with mental disorder.

His Daughter Jackelyn Shultz Also Suffers the Same Mental Disorder

Possessing Mandel’s genetic roots, her daughter Jackelyn Shultz has the same mental health issue. In the series’ trailer, Shultz described how it feels to have a panic attack.


“Well I don’t know if it feels different with every single person, and there may be varying degrees of panic attacks for everyone,” she said. “But for me it feels like I’m having a heart attack.”

Like Mandel, Shultz also promotes mental health awareness to the public. She co-hosts her father’s podcast, Howie Mandel Does Stuff. Every Tuesday, these two talk about pop culture, have conversations with influential people, exchange weird banters, and do prank calls together.

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