( CNN) Nashville Mayor Megan Barry returned to work Monday, more than a few weeks after her 22 -year-old son died.

Her son, Max Barry, died from an apparent overdose on July 29, the mayor and her husband, Bruce, said in a statement last month.

The mayor began her first day back at work by greeting infants who were on their first day back to school, according to CNN affiliate WKRN.She handed out supplies and knapsacks to the young students.