We’re living in unprecedented times. And for many, uncertainty can create unprecedented anxiety. But while terms like “remote work” and “social distancing” reinforce that we may be physically apart from our friends, our family, our colleagues and our community, we are not alone.

You are not alone.

If you or someone you know needs support, call the 24-hour Johnson County Mental Health Crisis Line:


The #ApartNotAlone Challenge ended on June 1! Thank you to everyone who submitted entries or downloaded or shared our goodies. We’ll keep everything here for you to enjoy!

The Situation

We witnessed hundreds of random acts of kindness throughout the metro as residents show their love and support for friends and neighbors, essential workers and healthcare providers. From chalk art and birthday parades to driveway dancing and virtual celebrations, individuals countywide embodied what it meant to be #ApartNotAlone.

As part of this contest, we saw the creativity of everyone sharing their #ApartNotAlone ideas and supporting their favorites with donations. Thanks to everyone who participated!

The Winners

Congratulations to our winners, Video 2 and Photo 5! Check them out in the gallery

Ultimately, the winners are those who may be struggling through these difficult times as we show one another that #MentalHealthMatters and we are #ApartNotAlone.

Add your creative!

Post your ideas on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter in a public post using the hashtag #ApartNotAlone and we’ll add it to our gallery.

See the Entries

Visit the gallery page to see #ApartNotAlone creativity from around the community.

Vote and Donate

Head to the Apart, Not Alone support page to show your support for this effort and your favorite submissions.