On April 24th, the Vermont National Guard was distributing meals at the Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport. When the Agency of Human Services called on the Community Care Network Crisis Team, they were able to jump into action. The team showed up to provide in-person support for those in distress, offering encouragement, a listening ear, company, and additional resources.
It’s important to understand that emotional distress takes many forms, and the need for mental health support increases when we are in uncharted territory. It’s normal to need and seek support. Our community is certainly in uncharted territory right now, but we can and will get through this by continuing to show up for one another.