Actress Lisa Kudrow Discusses Upcoming Women’s Health Summit At UCLA

Actress Lisa Kudrow Discusses Upcoming Women’s Health Summit At UCLA


♪ SUZANNE: OKAY, THAT IS BOTH PEOPLE’S FAVORITE SCENE IN “FRIENDS” AND ALL OF YOU FRIENDS OUT THERE WHO COULD FORGET LISA KUDROW’S FAMOUS SPELLING TRICK SHE’S TAKING ON A MORE SERIOUS TOPIC, MENTAL HEALTH AND SHE JOINS US NOW TO TELL US ABOUT A POWERFUL EVENT. CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THIS TOGETHER? WELL, IT STARTED WITH I THINK THE BOARD OF ADVISORS FOR THE NEUROPSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL AT UCLA AND THEY WANTED– WE DO AN EVENT EVERY YEAR AND THIS TIME THEY WANTED TO FOCUS ON WOMEN AND SO THERE WILL BE A LOT OF DIFFERENT SPEAKERS ADDRESSING DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF WOMEN’S HEALTH SPECIFICALLY MENTAL HEALTH YOU CAN START WITH SOCIAL HEALTH, WHICH IS A PART OF MENTAL HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH IS OF COURSE A PART OF PHYSICAL HEALTH OVERALL. I THINK IT’S AN ALL THEY THINK AND WHAT I THINK WE HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH IS TO JUST MAKE PEOPLE AWARE THAT YOUR WHOLE HEALTH INCLUDES YOUR BRAIN HEALTH, ALSO. ALSO, JUST TO TRY TO GET RID OF THE STIGMA, YOU KNOW? SUZANNE: IT IS STILL SOMETHING PEOPLE DON’T LIKE TO TALK ABOUT. PEOPLE MAKE JOKES, I HAVE ANXIETY OR I’M STRESSED, BUT WHEN IT COMES TO A SERIES ONE-ON-ONE CONVERSATION IT IS HARDER FOR PEOPLE TO HAVE THAT THOSE. IT IS. A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE NOT AS EAGER TO SHARE AND WE NEED TO BECAUSE THOSE ARE REAL HEALTH ISSUES, BRAIN HEALTH. WE HAVE TO MAKE IT COMFORTABLE AND SAFE FOR PEOPLE TO TALK ABOUT SO THEY CAN GET TREATMENT AND STOP SUFFERING. SUZANNE: AND YOU HAVE A WIDE VARIETY OF SPEAKERS. YOU HAVE FAMOUS ACTRESSES LIKE GOLDIE HAWN. YOU HAVE TIPPER GORE, FORMER FIRST LADY AND THEN YOU HAVE INCREDIBLE DOCTORS AS WELL, SO SOMETHING DIFFERENT FOR EVERYONE. IT IS COVERING THE WHOLE SPECTRUM LIKE GOLDIE HAWN WILL SPEAK ABOUT SHE HAS THIS ORGANIZATION THAT GOES TO SCHOOLS AND TEACHES CHILDREN MEDITATION, WHICH– THAT IS HUGE. SUZANNE: THAT SAVES ME. IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT OF THE EARLIER CAN START THE COUSIN THAT IS A PART OF, YOU KNOW, THAT’S A BIG PART OF BRAIN HEALTH. JUAN: JUST GIVING YOUR BRAIN A BREAK ONCE IN A WHILE. AND ALSO STRESS IS A HUGE PROBLEM FOR EVERY ASPECT OF HEALTH, SO YOU KNOW THE EARLIER YOU START TEACHING PEOPLE HOW TO MANAGE– I’M EXCITED TO HEAR HER SPEAK ABOUT THAT, BY THE WAY. SUZANNE: SINCE YOU ARE ON THE BOARD, WHAT ARE PIECES OF ADVICE YOU HAVE LEARNED OVER THE YEARS? THAT I HAVE LEARNED? WELL, THE BIGGEST TAKE AWAY IS– WELL THERE IS A COUPLE, BUT ONE IS TO GET RID OF THE STIGMA IS REALLY IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT– WE DO NEED TO REFRAME HOW WE LOOK AT BRAIN HEALTH AND I LIKE THAT THEY CALL IT BRAIN HEALTH NOW. SUZANNE: INSTEAD OF JUST MENTAL HEALTH BECAUSE IT MAKES YOU THINK OF ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST OR SOMETHING. LIKE THE DARK AGES, I MEAN, I FEEL THERE IS A LOT THAT WE NEED TO STILL LEARN ABOUT IT AND THAT’S WHAT THE INSTITUTE DOES, YOU KNOW, RESEARCH ON NEUROSCIENCE AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR WHICH IS REALLY IMPORTANT. OF THIS EVENT ALSO WILL RAISE MONEY FOR BOTH THE INSTITUTE AND THE NEUROPSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL, SO THAT IS GOOD. SUZANNE: WE WENT TO GET THE DETAILS ABOUT WHEN IT IS, BUT BEFORE WE GO THERE WE HAVE SHOWS LIKE ROSEANNE DOING REUNIONS WE HAVE WILLING GRACE BACK ON TV. IS THERE ANY CHANCE OF A FRIENDS REUNION NOT THAT I KNOW OF. SUZANNE: EVERYONE IS VERY BUSY. THAT IS PART OF IT. SUZANNE: HOW ABOUT YOU, IS THERE ANYTHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO? I LOVE JEW IN THE COME BACK. THANKS. SUZANNE: THANK YOU SO MUCH. OKAY. SUZANNE: I COULD TALK TO YOU ALL AFTERNOON ABOUT YOUR CAREER, BUT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH AND ANYONE CAN ATTEND THIS EVENT WEDNESDAY MAY 2, FROM 8:45 A.M. UNTIL 3:30 P.M. LISA IS THE MC, SO GO OUT AND MEET SO ME WONDERFUL WOMEN AND REALLY GET SUPPORT AND

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