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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Remarks from the 2020 Annual Meeting

We knew going in that this would be a year of change for Beech Brook. Over the past months, we have found ourselves in a situation none of us could have imagined…Something we’ve never experienced before. But as an organization, Beech Brook has “seen it all.” After 168... Continue Reading

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Changing Hearts and Minds

So, what can we do to move forward? The issue of police brutality remains in the news. It has always been an issue, but it has come to the surface and we must deal with it (and other forms of systemic racism) now. Beech Brook staff have spent the last... Continue Reading

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Dealing with racism in America

I have been consistently watching the news about the protests and riots. I watch different news channels to make sure I get different perspectives. I monitor Facebook and Twitter to see what people are saying about the murder of George Floyd and about the events unfolding before our eyes. This... Continue Reading

Friday, May 01, 2020

The impact of COVID-19 on our mental health

It has been more than six weeks since we started sheltering at home and maintaining our social distance. At first it was a challenge for me, both professionally and personally. How do we move an inherently social organization, with a 168-year history of working face-to-face with each other and with those we... Continue Reading

Monday, April 08, 2019

Social media and "us versus them"

I avoided Facebook and Twitter until 18 months ago. I had many reasons for not getting with the times, but mostly I just thought it was stupid. People posted about what they were doing every second of the day, pictures of their dogs, funny cat videos. And I figured if I... Continue Reading

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