I was recently asked, “What looks to be on the horizon for the next generation of behavioral health leaders?” As we approach the end of a decade maybe it’s an appropriate time to look back to where we’ve been in the last ten years and forward to where we seem to be headed. My crystal ball is a bit cloudy but here’s my 2 cents.
Now that we have some distance and the initial emotional impact of the shootings in Arizona has subsided, this might be a good time to look at what can be learned from this tragedy.
A study at Simon Fraser University, examining how Christmas displays effect people’s well-being, was recently published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. The study based on an honors thesis was conducted by Michael Schmitt, Kelly Davies, Mandy Hung, and Stephen Wright.