The issues surrounding mental health and well-being in our modern world and in our unique community are complex. Further complicating these issues is the fact that discussion of mental health is often considered taboo. Mental health is important to the overall health of our community, BUT if we can’t openly talk about the issues that affect our well-being, how can we hope to adequately support the needs of our community, particularly in a time of crisis?
Join American Public Square at Jewell for a three-part virtual series this summer, From Resistance to Resilience, where we will explore the root causes of mental illness in our community and how we can find ways to meaningfully address them. We will bring together leading experts and practitioners, and KC residents invested in the health and well-being of our community to explore mental health through three distinct lenses:
School in the time of COVID-19?
There is no doubt, the coronavirus pandemic is taking its toll on all of us. We fear for our physical health and safety during this time, and the significantly negative impact of social isolation and inertia is wreaking havoc on our mental health. In that spirit, parents, educators, lawmakers, and other concerned parties are struggling with the efficacy of physically sending children back into school buildings this fall. Join American Public Square as we grapple with this issue and seek answers to questions surrounding both the physical and mental health risks and rewards of a return to the classroom in the time of COVID.