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Cosby Guilty: The Psychological Impact From The Fall of America’s Dad

Cosby Guilty: The Psychological Impact From The Fall of America’s Dad – with Featured Guest Krisin Walker

Bill Cosby (formerly known as “America’s Dad”) was found guilty of all three counts of aggravated indecent assault. For millions who grew up watching The Cosby Show and thinking Bill Cosby was a beloved individual – their illusion has been shattered.

People may experience waves of anger, sadness, and even depression that emulate the response when someone in their life has betrayed them. We cannot underestimate the mental health impact that Cosby’s guilty verdict will have on individuals who thought of Cosby as a surrogate TV Dad especially if their real parents were absent or minimally attentive. 

Another reason this is a very sad day for America is because for so many years, Cosby’s victims were ignored over their stories of sexual assault. This should be a deafening wake up call to all Americans that sexual assault cannot be tolerated in any capacity and that no public figure is above the hand of justice.

In America it seems far too often that beloved personas & role model are revealed to have one or more reprehensible skeletons in their closets. Who is really who they say they are? Can anyone be trusted to set the right example? 

For America’s children and adults, they don’t have to turn on the TV to find an adequate role model & they don’t have to search far and wide for one either. They just have to live their lives with honor & integrity and they will become a role model unto themselves. From a mental health perspective, trusting yourself to do the right thing and knowing that you will do the right thing is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself.

anxiety, clinical forensic psychologist, depression, Dr. John Huber, Forensic Psychology, Kristin Sunanta Walker, life change, mental health, mental health perspectives, mental illness, positive change, psychology, psychology headlines, Ryan McCormick, social issues, substance abuse, Substance Use Disorder

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