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It’s been almost 10 years since Terry K. began his recovery journey. Passions long ago forgotten have re-emerged. Strength and determination are steady undercurrents in his life. Light where there was darkness, and hope where there once was despair.
Lance went the first 30 years of his life not knowing that the negative feelings and emotions he often experienced had a name. At 30 years old, his mental health issues began to really take a toll on Lance’s life, after his band broke up and he got divorced.
Thirty Two year old Thomas Bailey enters the room with a contagious smile and immense willingness to share… and there is a lot to tell. Thomas has lived a life of ups and downs with his mental health and eventually found his purpose in the mess. But finding his place did not come easy.
Sixty three year old artist, Betty had spent most of her adult life teaching. She loved her job and when she wasn’t teaching, she was creating art. All was well with Betty until a combination of a personal fallout and a major surgery in 2000 took pieces of Betty away that she would spend years searching for.
Laughs and smiles enter the room with 48 year old Alexis. She is full of sass and hope, but this is not an easy interview for her. In July of 2016 she suffered a stroke, which took many of her memories away. Now, nearly a year later, Alexis has come a very long way in her recovery journey, both mentally and physically.
Hopeless. Lost. Unforgivable. These are three words Steve B. uses to describe his “old” self – the one that existed before he sought professional help at Portage Path Behavioral Health. With a lot of hard work and the help of treatment professionals, Steve’s been able to remove these words from his vocabulary.
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