Hi, I just wanted to reach out and say THE S WORD team is thinking about you, our S WORD community, and hope that everyone is healthy and safe in their homes. Or outside walking or running or whatever helps you deal with this unprecedented time in our lives.  Isolation is a weird thing – especially when it isn’t self-motivated, so whatever works… Netflix, virtual hangouts, writing, walking – I could go on and on, but it’s such an individual thing and I am so not an expert.

When somebody asks me how I feel, my answer is “I don’t know.” Because I don’t. Of course I’m scared but I don’t want to panic. We’re in the house with a lot of food and teen angst. Some call this the new normal, but there is nothing normal about it.

I feel like we as humans can go either way – we can become animals and hoard and hate or we can become more humane and watch out for each other. I think we’ll see a little of both.

So, stay safe and if things get too overwhelming, please reach out. There are resources available here on our site.  And please know that you are not alone – we are all in this together.