Post Pandemic: Why the Kids May Not Be OK
By Stephen Gray Wallace, featured in Psychology Today. Even with a new subvariant of COVID-19 (BA.2) speeding our way, there is an undeniable feeling among the broader population that the sunset of this pandemic is soon to set. People across the land are ditching their facemasks – except where mandates are reappearing – packing restaurants and…Read More
The Art and Science of Family Dinner – A way to improve the physical and mental health of children and teens.
By Stephen Gray Wallace, featured in Psychology Today. The news about declining COVID-19 rates around the country may foreshadow a return to more “normal” rhythms and patterns of behavior. Among the casualties of online learning and socializing may have been traditional family dinners. An October 2021 article, “More Parents Are Rejecting Nightly Family Dinners – And Experts…Read More
How Teens Are Responding to Loosening COVID-19 Restrictions – The double whammy currently posing harm to kids.
By Stephen Gray Wallace, featured in Psychology Today. Throughout September’s National Suicide Prevention Month, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) rolled out “Together for Mental Health.” According to NAMI, this awareness initiative: Encourages people to bring their voices together to advocate for better mental health care, including a crisis response system. NAMI wants any person experiencing suicidal thoughts or…Read More
A Little Unwell
An era of senseless tragedies has begrudgingly brought to the fore issues of mental health and the fragility that often lies beneath the surface of sometimes high-functioning, seemingly “normal” people. But what is normal, anyway? Too often, society views mental health as a matter of polar opposites: well and unwell. The problem with this equation…Read More
Much Ado About Nothing? — Stress and the College Search Sweepstakes
While the challenge of “senior spring” has received ample attention (“The Waiting Game,” “6 Ways to Maximize Spring Semester of Senior Year” and “Already Gone” come to mind), less so may be the rigor of the two semesters that precede it. Junior spring and senior fall define the circus that has become the college search…Read More