UN Event: Mental Health and Wellbeing at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals (September 7 2016)
UN Event: Promoting youth mental health and wellbeing as a strategy for social integration and poverty eradication: Voices from the Field (7 February)
What do Ebola, Ecopsychology and environmental protection, and happiness and well-being have in common? I talk about these issues on the TV show, and show videos related tot he topics, e.g., my mission in West Africa during the Ebola epidemic offering psychosocial support; research about how the environmental affects your immune system and what the UN is doing about respecting nature in the new field of Ecopsychology as it affects the pillars of the UN agenda; and the amazing celebration at the UN of "International Day of Happiness" March 20th, related to our successful campaign about including wellbeing in the new UN global agenda (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-luce/jumping-for-joy-happiness_b_9566064.html).
Close Clinton aid Huma Abedin finally kicks her shamed sex-crazed husband to the curb in light of his latest sexting scandal. His actions evoke shock from the public over having his young son lying next to him while sending lurid exposures of himself to some woman.
Dr. Judy comments on WCBS TV News Story: Experts Say Weekends Away From The Kids Can Be Beneficial For A Couple And The Family
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A celebrity couple recently admitted that they hand their kids off to someone else on Fridays so they can have the weekend to themselves.
As CBS2’s Vanessa Murdock reported, the revelation sparked a firestorm on the web.
Australian model Rachael Finch and Michael Miziner have a beautiful daughter named Violet. Finch recently revealed that the 2-year-old spends every weekend at her grandmother’s.
“We get our weekend to ourselves. I think that’s incredibly healthy for the relationship, and on Sunday when we pick her up we have 100 percent energy back,” she told Australia’s ‘Sunday Style.’
New Yorkers seemed to think the tactic was a bit extreme.
“It’s a little extreme. I don’t think I’d do it every weekend,” Lauren said.
But she added that it’s important that her family be involved with raising her children.
“I’d be very happy to take care of my grandkids at any given time, but I think every week is too much,” her mother-in-law Debby said.
Amber Chess said after having kids she’s learned not to judge.
“Part of me deep down inside thought it was kind of a good idea. I felt a little guilty,” she said, “It’s really really difficult, and everyone handles it differently.”
Her 3-year-old Gemma made it clear; she does not want to be sent to grandma’s every weekend.
Jane Blumberg said she would embrace spending more time with her 2-year-old granddaughter Sylvia.
“I would love it actually,” she said.
The arrangement didn’t sit as well with some of Finch’s followers on instagram who accused her of “part time parenting,” being “irresponsible, selfish, and stupid,” and using her child “as an accessory.”
Finch defended the couple’s decision and emphasized the relationship between Violet and her grandmother.
“One of the most important and influential relationships growing up,” she called it.
Clinical psychologist Dr. Judy Kuriansky said there are positive advantages for the child and grandparents.
“I think it’s a great idea for their sex life. If you want to keep your sex life alive it’s a very good idea to take those mini vacations from the kids,” she said, “You have to take into account; how much does my child really need me?”
Dr. Kuriansky said the relationship between the child and grandparent can be wonderful.
In the end it’s a personal, family decision.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A new campaign has been launched to fight Internet harassment which has got a lot of people talking.
CBS2’s Cindy Hsu reported a new video called “More Than Mean” shows men reading actual comments posted online directed at two female sportscasters – Julie DiCaro and Sarah Spain.
Some of the comments included calling them a “c***” and saying “I hope your dog gets hit by a car, you b****.”
The goal of the video is to show people what it’s like to actually say these things to someone’s face, instead of hiding behind an anonymous name.
“I think it’s great to release a video like that to show the reality of what’s actually going on behind the scenes,” Julia Tepel said. “It brings front the real problems that people face when they’re harassed on the Internet, and how it can affect people’s lives.”
Dr. Judy Kuriansky, a psychologist, said Internet harassment is no joke.
“Those adults who don’t think it’s a problem really need some psychological help, this is a serious problem. It is abuse,” Kuriansky said.
Kuriansky said the abuse can turn deadly.
“It creates shame. It creates embarrassment. It creates depression and at worst, in some cases, it can even lead to suicide,” Kuriansky said.
Mesgana Asmelash said parents need to teach kids how to tune out the garbage and recognize their self-worth.
“Self-esteem should be based on the relationships you have with people, your school and your social life and not really based on someone says on your photo, or what someone says on Twitter,” Asmelash said.
The men – who did not write the comments – apologized to the female sportscasters for what was said to them on social media.
“I’m sorry on behalf of people everywhere that you’ve had to deal with this,” one man said.
Kuriansky said it’s important for parents to stay on top of their children when it comes to what’s appropriate and safe to post on the Internet, and to know what to do if they become a target of cyberbullying.