New Quadcast: Dr. Jill Grimes and Jill Henry on Silver Linings on Student Resilience
In this week’s Quadcast, Dr. Jill Grimes, M.D., FAAFP, and Jill Henry, M.A., describe the newfound strength and resilience attained by many high school seniors who graduated during the pandemic.
As difficult as the pandemic has been for all students, including those transitioning from high school to college, Grimes and Henry say high school seniors actually gained invaluable experience learning to be resourceful during unprecedented times. Students learned the value of extracurriculars when classes were no longer held in-person; gained money management skills and at times contributed towards family expenses by obtaining part-time or full-time work; and benefited from participating in public health strategies. The experts also note that the transition to telehealth and online counseling could be “a game changer for students going forward,” as it made mental health more accessible.