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. Not knowing what to expect or what to do. Life for me became a challenge. The attitudes of my peers changed because I was diagnosed 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 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 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 Program and have been coming for over five years. This has helped to shape me as a person. I currently am learning new coping skills, social skills, and techniques, such as. anger management and how to face opposition.