Wellness & Well-being Highlights
Week of April 23, 2023
This week’s edition of our Worker Wellness & Well-being blog consists of topics from how a US Senator confronted his mental health issues to how a nature hike can improve your well-being to when to retire and upon doing so how one can enter a 2nd (service) career. Today, I wish to shed some light on the issue of gun violence. To date, there have been more mass shootings in the USA than days in the 2023 calendar. In fact, this year’s number surpasses that of this time last year (131 v 113). Nearly 60 years ago, as I child, my school classmates and I practiced “duck-and-cover” drills in case of an atomic attack. Today, among other drills, 5 year olds are practicing “active shooter” drills. Meanwhile, we have state legislators across this country banning library books v confronting the proliferation of weapons! Just last week, I wrote about the negative impact of ACEs (trauma) on our children’s futures. We have a choice: Look towards a model like the one in Philly or sit on the sidelines while our kids continue to die from senseless violence!
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