Wash Co. creates campaign of hope

HAGERSTOWN, MD – Washington County Government, in partnership with the Washington County Health Department has launched Threads of Hope, a public messaging outreach campaign focused on behavioral health, in recognition that COVID-19 has impacted everyone, yet all respond differently.

To partner with the community for this outreach campaign, golden thread bracelets will be given to businesses and community organizations across Washington County who would like to be a Threads of Hope partner.

All partners are asked to hand out bracelets to anyone who may need encouragement during this season.

Over 50 community members have volunteered to make the bracelets that will establish a point of connection through the winter months.

The county recognizes that nothing about this year has been normal. As we enter into the winter months, staying connected may become more difficult. It is okay to reach out for help.

Citizens are encouraged to check on your friends and family members. Find creative ways to connect virtually or send cards of encouragement in the mail.

Those who are struggling with anxiety, depression, thoughts of suicide, or substance use, can dial 2-1-1 or to get involved in the program, visit www.washco-md.net/threadsofhope/.