Coming Up On Viewpoints Show 17-39

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The Pursuit of Happiness

In the modern era of social media, demanding jobs, and anxiety, it may seem nearly impossible to find the joy you dream of. We talk to two experts about how to overcome our fears, withstand constant change, and feel more happiness in our everyday lives.

Teaching Girls to Code: The mission to close the gender gap in tech

Technological advancements are happening every day. But statistics show the tech field is dominated by men. Reshma Saujani decided to do something about that and began an organization dedicated to teaching girls to code, and hopes to empower a new future of innovation.

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17-37 Segment 1: Finding Happy

 

Everyone wants to find happiness, but what are we really searching for? We explore the science behind happiness, how our brain achieves the elusive emotion, and how it all depends on who you are and where you are.

Guest:

  • Tim Bono, assistant dean in the college of arts and sciences, and a lecturer in psychology at Washington University, St. Louis
  • Frederic Lenoir, philosopher, sociologist and religious historian. Author of the book, Happiness: A philosopher’s guide

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17-23 Segment 1: Beating a Mental Health Crisis: One couple’s journey through the psych ward

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One morning without warning, Giulia Lukach experienced a psychotic break. We talk to her husband Mark about Giulia’s mental health journey, his own experience as a caregiver, and how they overcame three stints in the psych ward.

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Guest:

  • Mark Lukach, author of My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward: A Memoir

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Coming Up On Viewpoints Show 17-23

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Beating a Mental Health Crisis: One couple’s journey through the psych ward: One morning without warning, Giulia Lukach experienced a psychotic break. We talk to her husband Mark about Giulia’s mental health journey, his own experience as a caregiver, and how they overcame three stints in the psych ward.

Hospice Dogs: How our four-legged friends can help us until the very end: Jon Katz’s dogs do more than just play fetch: they help comfort Hospice patients in their final days. We talk about Katz’s experience volunteering for hospice and how dogs can give so much comfort.

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17-10 Segment 1: Life in the Shadow of the Columbine High School Shooting

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On April 20, 1999, Sue Klebold’s son and his friend went into Columbine High School and committed one of the largest mass shootings in US history. Over the last 18 years, Klebold has been forced to cope with this horrible tragedy while managing anxiety attacks and being blamed by so many. Klebold talks about her story and the mental health massages she wants every American to know.

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16-52 Segment 1: Dealing With Holiday Stress

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The holidays, with their family gatherings, crowded shopping malls and unpredictable weather, are a time of stress for many people. We talk to two stress specialists about tips and tricks to help you calm down a bit during this hectic time of year and also prevent undue stress at other times.

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16-51 Segment 2: Using The Voices in Your Head

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Hearing voices in your head comes with an unfortunate stereotype that you must be mentally ill. However, experts tell us the “voices in your head” can be used to talk to, and about, yourself in a healthy, productive way. In fact, most people hear voices in their head and already use inner speech on a daily basis. We discuss tips and techniques to use “self-talk” as a way to get yourself through tough decisions and lower stress.

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