It has been more than a year since the COVID-19 pandemic turned our lives upside-down. We’ve missed out on family gatherings and dinners with friends. Attending concerts and sporting events have become a distant memory. And we’ve missed out on a host of milestone moments, including graduations and the births of grandbabies.
Now, the world is beginning to open back up. A year ago, this is what many of us spent our days dreaming about. Vaccines are rolling out and COVID-19 case numbers are declining. But for some of us, this transition back to “normalcy” is leading to feelings of anxiety, rather than excitement.
Face-to-face community engagement is the bread and butter of Alive & Thrive Wyandotte County’s efforts to build a safe, healthy, and resilient community. But early last year, the pandemic forced the Wyandot BHN program to find a different way to engage—and at a critical time.
As Mental Health Month draws to a close, we want to share one final Wyandot BHN Warrior with you. Gaby is part of our Supported Employment team and has continued to help individuals with persistent mental illness seek employment during the pandemic.