Bringing Hope During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Managing the homeschooling and the on-going reality of the COVID-19 situation is very difficult for anyone who has school aged children. Marlena is taking on this task alone, as her deeply depressed husband took his own life a few years ago. Does a family ever totally recover from such a tragedy? Marlena is especially tuned-in to the signs of depression and her eleven-year-old son, Marco, is not faring well with the social isolation that has come from this pandemic. Marlena is worried and scared, as any mother would be. She has insurance but cannot find a psychiatrist that will accept their insurance. She found her way to Young & Healthy’s website and sent an email. Recognizing this as an extremely urgent situation, the Young & Healthy case managers took quick action. It was not an easy task, but they were able to find a psychiatrist that would provide the care that Marco needs. Where there is pain, Young & Healthy strives to bring hope. We are grateful that Marco’s mom took her son’s symptoms seriously and we wish them all the best for healing.