Journey to Recovery

In my early teenage years I was faced with the onset of a mental health disorder. I am currently a consumer of a local mental health facility. Upon diagnosis things were very confusing. I did not know what to expect or what to do. Life for me became a challenge. The attitudes of my peers changed because I was diagnosed with a mental health disorder and during that time teens could be cruel. However, I was able to make new friends and learn to cope with the stigma that comes along with any type of mental health disorder.

Though faced with challenges I overcame them with the support of staff and others who support me in my recovery process. With the different types of medications set aside for these type of disorders doctors found a fit for me and gave me a variety of treatment options to assist me on the road to recovery.

I enrolled in an Independent Day Treatment Program and have been coming for more than 5 years. This has helped to shape me as a person. I am currently learning new coping skills, social skills, and techniques such as anger management and how to face opposition.