Author and Psychologist, Michael Thompson, recently spoke with us about the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Of the many lessons to learn, Thompson says we need better mental health services, particularly for angry adolescent boys. Thompson also points to the weaknesses of the mental health system, where parents go to the police and are asked "has he done anything criminal" and are then turned away and go to the emergency room and are given pills and then turned away.
Many of you have asked how you can help 92Y as we confront tremendous financial losses due to COVID-19. Your generous gift will help sustain our beloved institution and will also support the creation of new, online programming that will bring comfort and inspiration to our community.
Together, we will get through this. Thank you.