Struggling with Bipolar disorder and drug addiction, I faced a world of uncertainty. I didn’t know what to expect. All I knew was that I was going down the wrong road, and desperately needed to get back on track.
After coming through the Crisis Services division, I was able to be transferred to the Crisis Respite, “Next Step” program to gain additional supports before transitioning into the community. Though the road in front of me seemed long, through my faith and guidance from case managers and peer support groups who really cared, I realized it was possible to live with my illness. They supported me and my personal goals – that’s what motivated me and ultimately put me on the road to recovery. I saw a new opportunity, a new day.
Now, I am proud to say that I am successfully employed, have the loving support of my family and church and I look forward to entering rehab and continuing to help others understand that we must take care of ourselves, so we can hope for a better tomorrow.
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