Launching Point in Florham Park, NJ is a life-changing, unique, and highly needed non-profit organization. The leaders are organized, knowledgeable, compassionate, loving, and passionate about what they do. The people involved are impacted in various ways - no one leaves the same way they came in. This non-profit deserves to be at the TOP of the top-rated list!!!
There was a lot of favoritism in the group. I was never embraced and felt left out of the clique. Unfortunately something that could be really positive was instead very negative.
After being a self injurer since I was 15, recent life events sent me on a downward spiral into self pity, depression, self injury to the point of being scared that I would end up in a horrible place, and to the point of even getting tattoos because I was hurting so much that I needed to feel any kind of pain besides emotional pain. I finally found Launching Point because I did not recognize the person I was becoming and was terrified I would lose everything I worked so hard for. Im thankful every day for the support of such an amazing group. In just a few short months of starting group, I finally feel like I can handle life's hard situations without self injury. And on those hard days of struggling, it's nice to know that Launching Point is there. I can have my life back because of these great helpful people.
Having been to a state institution twice and being told that thew only option for those who cut or self injure is to be involved in Cognitie Behavioral Therapy or other behavioral therapies, or the treatments for Borderline Personality Disrorder; i have found another option. Launching Point is that option. Having no where to turn to for all the years I have been self injuring, i have found that the support group provied by Launching Point has helped me to go the longest amount of time injury free since I have been out of the state hospital. Had I not known of Launching Point, good chance is that I would be in another place or state of mind.
Launching Point is a phenomenal organization that helped me when resources about cutting were few and far to find back in the 2005-2006 time period. The organization has grown so much since then and is really helping to break the silence of self-injury. I highly recommend this organization as it saved me in a time where I didn't know where to turn.
THE SUPPORT GROUP THAT LAUNCHING POINT HAS FOR PEOPLE WHO SELF INJURER HAS HELPED ME SO MUCH. TO BE ABLE TO GO TO A PLACE WHERE I CAN TALK ABOUT MY CUTTING AND KNOW THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO UNDERSTAND WHAT I AM GOING THROUGH AND THAT WE CAN ALL SUPPORT EACH OTHER, THIS WAS A VERY HARD TIME IN MY LIFE AND I AM SO THANKFUL THAT THERE WAS SOMEWHERE I COULD GO AND GET THE SUPPORT I NEEDED SO BADLY.
I have been blessed by the outreach of Launching Point and its various groups, including Celebrate Recovery. I highly recommend it!
Launching Point was the solid ground that I needed in my life when nothing made sense and everything seemed to be spinning out of control into some very scary and dark places. At Launching Point I found a place where I could just be myself and was accepted with a very unique warm, welcoming enviroent you do not see many places. I don't know where I would be today with out the significant role the people I met there have played in my life.
I have been attending Launching Point where they hold Celebrate Recovery meetings. The atmosphere is so warm and friendly. I always feel welcome. It is such a blessing to find a place to go where there is no judgement, just people coming together, being themselves with all of their defects, no hiding, coming together and trying to learn and grow closer to God and to let Him work on us. There is help and comfort here at Launching Point. There is support and love.