Gwen’s Story

By: Gwen

“You’re not alone in this – there are people that care about you. And there are telephone numbers, hotlines, and people that you can contact if you’re having problems right now.”

Gwen discusses her thoughts on the COVID-19 pandemic and how it’s affecting mental health. Also, as a special education paraprofessional, she explains the impact social distancing is having on children. “Usually, we’re right there and helping them (students) do their work. And when we’re doing distance learning, we’re not right there. It’s a lot harder.”