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Distinguished Speaker Addresses Student Wellbeing

On September 22, 2021 we were pleased to welcome Dr. Janet Taylor to address the topic of emotional/social wellbeing of students.  Dr. Taylor is a renowned psychiatrist who deals with adolescent anxiety.  We realize that students are glad to return to full in-person learning but many feel stress as they navigate classroom and social situations while staying healthy during the continued COVID environment. 



Dr. Taylor spoke with high school students, and separately to middle school students, about wellness techniques to help them remain healthy. Dr. Taylor shared, “Things we don’t have control of should not impact how we feel.” She emphasized the importance of gaining our self-awareness from connections to people, not from what we see on a screen or social media. In keeping with our school motto of Serviam, Dr. Taylor reminded us, “helping others can help us to feel better.”

Dr. Janet Taylor holds an M.D. from the University of Louisville, completed her psychiatric residency at New York Medical College, and obtained an MPH from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Dr. Taylor has appeared on This Morning, NBC The Today Show, and ABC Good Morning America on the subjects of stress management, parenting, and work-life balance.


Dr Melnyk, Dr Taylor, Mrs. Beirne

President Dr. Melnyk, Dr. Taylor, Principal Mrs. Beirne

Parents appreciated their special presentation by Dr. Taylor on September 23.  Ursuline has many special activities planned for students in all grades to welcome them back to school after what has been an incredibly challenging year. Dr. Taylor’s presentation was part of our Rosemary Vrablic ’78 Distinguished Speaker Series. 

Photos by Chris Pope of Christopher Pope Photography.

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