November 19, 2020

NBC News highlights mental-health impact of COVID-19 amid physical distancing, altered routines

Physical distancing and the disruption of normal routines necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic have had an unfortunate—and tragic—side effect—an increase in depression, including among young people who are unprepared for the loss of traditional connections.  NBC News recently featured the story of Hayden Hunstable, a 12-year-old who died by suicide.  His parents attribute his untimely death to the social isolation that he…
October 30, 2020

Building connections through the visual arts and remembering a beloved canine friend—Bullet the dog

MWAH!’s Wichita base director makes a positive difference through art Steve Brewster brought a smile to a young boy’s face when he created a detailed, airbrushed tribute to a beloved canine friend, Bullet. Small acts of kindness can go a long way toward making the world a be#er place! Steve Brewster, Director of our troupe's Wichita base, was doing air-brushed…