July 27, 2016 |
As some mental health experts see it, being on the front lines of protest can exact an emotional toll on activists who might face verbal abuse for their beliefs or for whom pain or personal loss was the force for them to fight for change. With Philadelphia now at the epicenter of protest in the nation during the Democratic National Convention, Center City therapist Damon Constantinides is rallying nearly 30 mental health professionals to create a network where activists in need of support can receive discounted or free counseling sessions.
June 9, 2016 |
In his younger days, Colin Montgomerie seemed to be a magnet for verbal abuse by people in the galleries who would come to see him play in a major championship or at the Ryder Cup in the United States and try to get under his skin. The barbs got so bad against the Scotsman during one Ryder Cup singles match in 1999 at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., that Payne Stewart, his opponent, would point out hecklers to security personnel to have them ejected from the course. Golf Digest later handed out "Be Nice to Monty" buttons in time for the 2002 U.S. Open in the hopes of keeping things calm.
May 1, 2016 |
A town-hall meeting to discuss controversies surrounding police stop-and-frisk practices in Philadelphia roiled with anger and shouting from the audience Friday night at a North Philadelphia church. Mayor Kenney endured a slew of insults - he was called a "liar" and "pig politician" - as he tried to explain how his administration was making sure every police stop of a pedestrian abided by the U.S. Constitution. Chris Norris, one of the forum moderators at New Vision United Methodist Church, asked the mayor whether he was willing to apologize to people who have been illegally stopped by police.
March 13, 2016 |
DEAR ABBY: How can I help a friend who needs to stand up for herself and file for divorce? Her husband is in a high-profile job that's connected with hers. He has been having an affair with a coworker for years, and he is verbally and sometimes physically abusive. She has called the police twice, but didn't press charges. Friends are running out of sympathy, but don't know how to help her. Is it wrong to report his behavior to his employer? - Needs to Stand Up DEAR NEEDS TO STAND UP: As your friend may probably be already aware, abuse doesn't stay at the same level.
November 22, 2013 |
'UNBELIEVABLE. " That's the word Donovan McNabb used yesterday in response to comments former teammate Shawn Andrews made in an interview with Sync Weekly. On Tuesday, Andrews told the website that McNabb was among former Eagles teammates who were so abusive toward him that he considered suicide. "It just felt like I was in a living hell," Andrews said. Andrews said in addition to verbal abuse, McNabb spread rumors about his sexual orientation. Andrews, who was drafted by the Eagles in 2004 and played five seasons with the Birds, told the website the abuse caused him to miss training camp in 2008 while he sought treatment for depression.
August 18, 2013 |
Anyone who has been in the work world for a while knows that now and then, tempers flare and civility suffers. But what if you were subjected to nastiness - insults, yelling, cursing, condescension, humiliating jokes, the cold shoulder - on a constant basis? Assessing the frequency and impact of verbal abuse in nurses' workplaces was one of the aims of the RN Work Project, a 10-year, multistate study of registered nurses' work life, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in Princeton.
July 16, 2013 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: My boyfriend is sweet and kind, and everyone adores him. However, it bothers me that he often uses profanity when we argue (sometimes directed at me). He always apologizes and has admitted he needs to change, but it always slips out during arguments. I have told him it is rude and something I will not stand for, but it continues to be a problem. Is this something that can change, or is it just wishful thinking? Answer: When his profanity is "sometimes directed at" you, is he saying "Bleep you" or "You're such a bleeping bleep"?
October 28, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - The accusations leveled against three Army generals over the last six months are as varied as they are striking, the highest-profile of a growing number of allegations of wrongdoing by senior military officials. A one-star general was flown home from Afghanistan last spring to face criminal charges, including sexual assault. A four-star general formerly in charge of the increasingly vital Africa command was accused of financial mismanagement, accepting inappropriate gifts, and assigning staff personal tasks.
April 25, 2012 |
In response to concerns raised about an audio recording on which Cherry Hill School District staff allegedly verbally abused a special-education student, the district superintendent issued a statement Tuesday saying that the individuals heard on the recording were no longer employed. "I want to assure our parents that the individuals who are heard on the recording raising their voices and inappropriately addressing children no longer work in the district and have not since shortly after we received the copy of the recording," said Maureen Reusche.
April 24, 2012 |
NEWARK, N.J. - Monday afternoon, before the 76ers faced the New Jersey Nets, the NBA fined Sixers coach Doug Collins $15,000 for verbal abuse of an official after Saturday's impressive 109-106 overtime win against the streaking Indiana Pacers. The object of Collins' ire appeared to be referee Zach Zarba. There was some contact down the stretch that Collins didn't care for, especially an apparent karate-chop swipe at Jrue Holiday that was not called. After the win, Collins was seen directing some choice words toward the officials.