My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Mental Health Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, USA
To start I live with numerous physical and mental health diagnoses. Due to major depression with bipolar I have been hospitalized numerous times over the course of 15 years. During a hospitalization in 2007 I was told my health was only going to continue on a downhill slope, that I could no longer work, and I would be doing good to care for my family and a home. I quit working and started isolating more and more over time, thus worsening my depression and social anxieties. I was hospitalized again in 2015 after I attempted suicide. While there I found the pamphlets for Mental Health Greensboro and went to a group where one of their peer support specialists told his story. I decided to give MHG a chance, I had nothing to lose and hoped for some real help. I started doing one-on-one peer support with a wonderful peer support specialist. After getting my personal/family life settled down some I started taking classes heavily and attending support groups in March 2017. Since that time I have gotten over 300 credit hours from classes and trainings, received my own peer support certification, and volunteered going from part time to full time for 9 months before being hired on as a full time employee. I've just hit my 1 year mark of employment which is something I was never able to do before in my life. I've learned what it means to truly be happy without all the underlying depression. They've been able to greatly reduce my medications as I learned new ways to cope. MHG completely turned my life around in ways I never even thought possible!!