As we look back to the start of what may be one of the hardest years to fully comprehend, we’re left with a variety of emotions that are just as real and powerful today as they were last year. In March of 2020, we were naïve in thinking we would only be affected by this rapidly evolving situation for a few weeks. Now, after seeing the destruction to lives and livelihood, we are forever changed.
We have been collectively traumatized, on a global scale. We are all experiencing the same trauma at the same time. Though our experiences may be different the catalyst for these experiences is the same.
I ask that you take time to reflect. Process within yourself how you have been changed. I also ask that you reach out. Reach out to friends, to family, to a therapist. We have spent so much time since March of last year alone and isolated. Mental health has always been a challenge but during this past year, the challenge has been so much more.
As the situation continues to evolve and there is hope returning, be safe. Be safe in your day-to-day actions and be safe in managing your mental health. And remember, from us at Lillybrook, In Times of Struggle, We Are Here.
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