Alone Together During the Holidays
Supporting Family & Loved Ones from a Distance
Dec. 23, 2020 by Sarah Wadsworth
A year ago, as we looked toward the beginning of 2020, none of us had any idea what was about to unfold. We went into a new decade excited for the future and the possibilities around the corner.
Unfortunately, we are all aware of how quickly 2020 took a turn for the worse. COVID, and all of its ripple effects, has reminded us how truly fragile and vulnerable we are.
The holidays can be an overwhelming and triggering time for many, and the tragic events of 2020 only compound those struggles. Now more than ever, it is critical that we reach out to our friends and loved ones.
Please know that no matter how far you may be from your family or loved ones during this time, you are never alone. Make that call. Send that text. One simple act of communication could change the outcome for someone experiencing a mental health crisis.
If you or someone you know is experiencing depression or any type of mental health distress, there is 24/7 help available. You do not have to do this alone.
This holiday season let’s look out for one another so that we can all be together in 2021. Have a safe and happy holiday season, and help someone else do the same. For more ways to help, contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-TALK (8255)
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