Planned Parenthood Supporters Gather for National Day of Solidarity

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Recently retired from clinical practice, accomplished psychologist Dr. Beth Grosshans focuses much of her time on writing and speaking about mental health and behavioral issues affecting children. In addition to her other activities, Dr. Beth Grosshans supports family health services organizations like Planned Parenthood.

On Saturday, December 5, 2015, Planned Parenthood supporters in communities across the United States came together to observe the National Day of Solidarity. Thousands of individuals in nearly 50 locations took part in activities marking the event, which promoted Planned Parenthood’s services and drew attention to the obstacles in the way of providing them.

The day’s activities also served as a remembrance for the lives recently lost during an act of violence at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs. In addition to vigils, rallies, and other events across the country, the National Day of Solidarity was promoted by millions of supporters online with #Solidarity. For more information, visit


New York Metropolitan Opera Hosts Puccini’s Manon Lescaut

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Manon Lescaut

A retired clinical child psychologist, Beth Grosshans, PhD, authored parenting book Beyond Time Out, which covers the culture of child-centric parenting and provides techniques for dealing with unruly children. Outside of her professional pursuits, Beth Grosshans, PhD, enjoys the opera and is an advisory board member for the New York Metropolitan Opera (the Met).

The Met was founded in 1883 by wealthy society members who wanted a theater of their own. Today, it features two dozen operas and more than 200 performances each theater season. More than 800,000 people attend the performances in-house, while millions more take advantage of the Met’s online library.

An upcoming special event, Giacomo Puccini’s Manon Lescaut Gala Premiere, is scheduled for February 12, 2016. The opera’s opening performance occurs at 8 p.m., after a cocktail reception and a black-tie dinner. Led by principal conductor Fabio Luisi, soprano Kristine Opolais and tenor Jonas Kaufmann star in director Richard Eyre’s new production of the original love story, which is scheduled to run from February 12 through March 11.