Open Accessibility Menu

New Patient Story

Placeholder Image Placeholder Image
I grew up in an abusive, alcoholic home. I had no self esteem, no sense of self worth, no insight as to what my future would look like. It was daily survival mode. I started drinking young as well as cutting myself. Looking back I see so much sadness that I didn't know how to deal with. I started counseling later in life and due to having suicidal ideation and continuing to cut I was put on medication to help with depression and anxiety. I was diagnosed with PTSD and continued to struggle back and forth with getting well to feeling unwell again. The drinking did get worse but I am sober now and have not self harmed in over 20 years. I've lost a few friends to suicide and watched and supported my youngest son in his teen years go through it, got him help and he is also much better now. Mental health issues are common and silent, it is easy to put a smile on. I would have to say that reaching out was the hardest thing to do but it is the one thing that saved my life. I am grateful for the people that have helped along the way and pay it forward by continuing to be there for anyone in need.