Journey to Recovery

I am currently recovering from a mental health disorder. My recovery is an ongoing process. I lost my father a few years ago and immediately my therapist and those who support me in the recovery process helped me to cope and go through the grieving process. I am reminded that for anyone, not just me, and because I have a mental health disorder, that grieving properly is a healthy way to continue on life’s journey and find new beginning points afterward.

Independence is very important to me as a young woman who has dealt with a combination of mental health disorders. As a consumer, I have developed a treatment team that has allowed me to build a strong recovery foundation. I have been attending the Independent Day Treatment program, which has been very beneficial in the recovery process. At day treatment, I enjoy the way I am treated by the staff and my peers. Also, I have learned many techniques and skills to support and shape my independence. I enjoy the various activities we do in day treatment. Some my favorites are reading, writing and word search puzzles. I also enjoy listening to music and watching sports on television, which helps me to relax and cope with the mental health disorder.