Mental Health and Addiction- Change And Recovery


I was diagnosed with a mental illness in 2004. Over the next eleven years, I would be in and out of mental health facilities and on different medications. It took me getting into a program known as Family Endeavors for four years in 2010 to begin the difficult road to recovery, not only was I dealing with mental health problems, I was an addict too. Although I am still in recovery and continue to grow and learn every day, I do my best to help others with mental illnesses. I have volunteered at my local rape crisis center, continue to facilitate for a NAMI recovery group, and advocate for members of the mental health community.

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