Even before the pandemic, national statistics showed suicide has been trending upward for more than 15 years, showing especially alarming spikes in teens. We were forced to spend more time at home when so much of the community shut down The economy suffered while the environment gleamed. We spent more time outdoors, drank more, cooked more. While tourism-dependent Hawai‘i got hit hard by travel shutdowns, locals found we could go to the beach with our families without feeling pushed aside by crowds of visitors. Can our community find a better balance in the future?