By Linda Thompson | Special to The Republican
The lyrics to the carol “Silver Bells,” famously sung by Bing Crosby, paint a happy picture of the holiday season: “Children laughing, people passing, meeting smile after smile.” While this rings true, what should be acknowledged is that it can also be a stressful time of year for many individuals, especially young adults.
In kindergarten-through-12th grade schools and on college and university campuses across the country, our children and young adults are stressed and run down for myriad reasons. The effect these challenges have had on their mental health is, to quote the U.S. surgeon general Dr. Vivek Murthy, “devastating.”
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