Tuesday, January 18, 2022

'Deeply troubling:' Lorain school leaders calling for action after students protest sexual assault

LORAIN, Ohio (WJW) — Lorain City Schools is calling for district-wide action after a passionate, student-led demonstration to raise awareness about sexual assault left leaders in attendance “forever changed.” In a letter to the community, superintendent Dr. Jeff Graham said school administrators on Friday were aware the students were assembling to... Continue Reading

Friday, October 22, 2021

Be proactive to avoid pesky winter doldrums

With winter comes many things that people love. Holidays, visiting family and Cleveland Browns football. But the darker, colder days can bring negative effects as well. Many people report depressive symptoms such as fatigue, insomnia and loneliness. Sometimes these symptoms can be more severe, which is a sign of seasonal... Continue Reading

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

A healing journey leads to a new beginning

Like far too many children who come into our care, Katie’s early years were marked by exposure to violence and the trauma it leaves in its wake. Now 12, Katie has been working with Beech Brook art therapist Rick Rule-Hoffman ever since she was placed in a Beech Brook foster home... Continue Reading

Thursday, August 05, 2021

Therapeutic hope garden helps foster children thrive

The “Hope Grows Here” gardening program at the Beech Brook campus is giving foster children an opportunity for hope and healing. A partnership between Fostering Hope and Beech Brook led to the restoration of the therapeutic garden this spring, where children can learn how to be mindful and nurturing. Fostering Hope,... Continue Reading

Monday, June 07, 2021

Society can assist those suffering from mental illness

As higher numbers of individuals struggle to deal with the mental health rammifications of the COVID-19 pandemic, Phil Epstein, owner and director of Behavioral Health and Wellness in Beachwood, and Carolyn Szweda, executive vice president of Beech Brook in Pepper Pike, said there are ways we as a society can... Continue Reading

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