Mr. Schneider Delivers Timely Message in Chapel as Boys Return from March Break

Following the long tradition of delivering a Chapel Talk after boys return from March Break each year, Greg Schneider, Ronald M. Druker ’62 Head of School, spoke to the boys about the topic of mental health, especially with the challenges brought on by the isolation and restrictions of the pandemic. Mr. Schneider began by expressing his outrage and sorrow over the deadly shootings in Boulder, Colorado, and Atlanta, Georgia.
One of the main drivers behind our desire to learn on campus this year, to help you be physically active, and to try to find ways to experience joy--has been for this very reason: our concern about your collective mental health,” Mr. Schneider said early in his talk. “I don’t want to minimize that we certainly have had our share of boys struggle for various reasons this year, but I believe our focus upon mental health has been one of our great accomplishments as well.”

Mr. Schneider then went on to talk more broadly about the need to remain vigilant in dealing with mental health challenges both with oneself and others. Please enjoy his talk in its entirety in the video above.
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