Jennifer Langston, a senior psychology major in Brenau’s Lynn J. Darby School of Psychology and Adolescent Counseling, serves as the executive director of Reboot Jackson, a community-based organization in Georgia that provides an array of support to people including military personnel seeking recovery from mental health and substance use disorders.
Since the COVID-19 outbreak, Langston says they have moved their programming online and their client base has more than doubled.
“This population is of deep concern at present in the mental health and recovery communities, as they may be particularly vulnerable to relapse and other complications during this time,” Langston says. “In this field it is essential to be face-to-face with people, and COVID-19 has presented its fair share of challenges recently, particularly in providing peer support. My staff and I have been working in the office, working from home, answering our phones in the middle of the night — and juggling this all while trying to practice our own self-care.”