Thursday, July 22, 2021

Social connectedness: More important than ever for all of us

Many of us struggled during Ohio’s initial COVID-19 “lockdown.” Personally, I struggled with the isolation, feeling both agitated and unmotivated. I couldn’t concentrate on anything. It was difficult to maintain social distancing, despite knowing that it was dangerous and irresponsible. Most people were (and are) concerned about COVID, becoming... Continue Reading

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

Returning to "normal" presents new and unexpected challenges

By July 4, nearly 70% of American adults will have at least one vaccination shot. Children 12 years of age and older are beginning to get vaccinated at a pretty good clip, and now we are hearing those vaccinations may soon be available for children as young as two years... Continue Reading

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

As we emerge from the pandemic, so also may the crush of unseen mental health issues

According to CNN, US lawmakers are now calling for research into the coronavirus pandemic's impact on mental health. A Covid-19 Mental Health Research Act could be introduced soon. The legislation would direct $100 million annually for five years to the National Institute of Mental Health to fund research on the... Continue Reading

Monday, February 15, 2021

Chronic stress from pandemic is nothing new to families living in poverty

Chronic and persistent stress. That is what this pandemic is causing. The Covid-19 pandemic has created a lot of pressure on families, and their kids have now been dealing with this pandemic for a full year. It seems like people have hit a wall. I am now frequently getting calls from... Continue Reading

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

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