Dr. Phil McGraw is one of the most well-known mental health professionals in the world and is the host of the leader in daytime talk, DR. PHIL. Since 2002, DR. PHIL has provided the most comprehensive forum on mental health issues in the history of television.
For ten years, Dr. McGraw has used the DR. PHIL platform to make psychology accessible and understandable to the general public by addressing important personal and social issues. Using his top-rated show as a teaching tool, he takes aim at the critical issues of our time, including the "silent epidemics" of bullying, drug abuse, domestic violence, depression, child abuse, suicide and various forms of severe mental illness. Dr. McGraw is frequently called upon for his expert opinion on current events by major national and international news outlets including "Today," "Good Morning America," "CBS This Morning" and "Anderson Cooper 360," to name a few.
In addition to creating more than 1,700 hours of national television devoted to helping people create better lives and families, Dr. McGraw is the author of six #1 New York Times bestsellers, published in 39 languages with nearly 30 million copies in print. Because of his broad education, training and experience in the field of psychology, and his unique ability to effectively communicate in common sense language,
In 2003, Dr. McGraw established The Dr. Phil Foundation, a nonprofit charitable organization funding many worthy projects benefitting disadvantaged children and families. In addition to his work with the Dr. Phil Foundation, Dr. McGraw is a frequent supporter of many worthwhile organizations, including the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program. Dr. McGraw and his wife Robin, have devoted countless hours promoting their recruitment project that generated an increase of 100 million dollars of volunteer services in just one year. Additionally, he frequently supports disaster relief and was quick to volunteer his services in post-Katrina New Orleans and in earthquake-ravaged Haiti. The Dr. Phil Foundation is another tool in McGraw's arsenal to fight problems that cripple our society in subtle but undeniable ways.
Dr. McGraw's work was recognized by the American Psychological Association with a presidential citation in 2006 and the DR. PHIL show has received 25 Emmy nominations and won 5 PRISM Awards, for the accurate depiction of drug, alcohol and tobacco abuse and addiction. In addition, The Alliance for Women in Media, sponsors of the Gracie Award, named after Gracie Allen, has honored DR. PHIL four times.