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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

In America today, approximately One out of five Americans is suffering with a mental health issue; and approximately one in 25 adults is experiencing a serious mental illness that substantially interferes with one or more major life activities. The pandemic has further compounded the impact on mental health. Admissions to ERs have increased by 24%; the rate of suicides has increased; fatal overdoses have increased. Seventy-six percent of workers have indicated they are struggling with mental health challenges, up from 59% in 2019.* Left unaddressed, the negative impact will increase. The time to act is now.

Please turn off your cell phone

Not in our living rooms anymore: Cell phones have no place in the theater. Photo by Celeste Hollister

Opinion: Please turn off your cell phone

It probably goes without saying, but I love the theater. I adore musicals and plays with a reverence beyond words. I love the feeling of being transported from the mundane world to the magical realm of the stage, so much so that I have spent the last 26 years writing about the theatrical experience.

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