I wanted to take the time to acknowledge and share my appreciation for this facility, program, treatment, staff and opportunity in general. I came into Brookhaven on September 6th, 2017. I was completely lost. I felt numb inside and out. I lost hope in the world and couldn't even envision my future. I had recently lost everything in my life; my belongings were all stolen from me by the two people I thought truly loved me and my home and life I had established on Maui, that I loved and enjoyed greatly, was gone. I felt angry, resentful, depressed and was just stuck in this victim mentality that I had been living in for most of my life. I felt that my life was truly "Murphy's Law" and that whatever could go wrong always would.
Once I finally built up the courage to come to Brookhaven after staring at the website for weeks prior; it was one of the hardest moments of my life surrendering and walking through the front door, but also the best decision I have made for myself in my life. I originally only planned to stay 30 days, apprehensive that even that would be too much time here. Within 2-3 weeks of my time here I decided that I actually wanted to stay the full 90 days, and I am so grateful that I did. I have been in and out of therapy and counseling my whole life and never truly felt any benefit from it. I got blessed with Misty as my therapist, whose honest and take-charge approach to helping me heal has opened my eyes immensely. She has helped me step out of my "victim mentality" and start to realize, validate and truly understand the root of my issues. I can now clearly understand why I act the way I do and make the unhealthy choices that I have been my whole life. I felt crazy and so different my whole life and for the first time in my life I can say that I am finally starting to figure out who I am and find myself. Between the extensive therapy, groups, staff and peer support and motivation, I am learning so many skills and can finally foresee a healthier life in my future that I can hold control over and choose to have.
Therefore, I would like to extensively thank Brookhaven for honestly changing my life. I have learned and grown so much here already. I can honestly say that this program has and will continue to save my life. It has greatly built up my confidence and made me realize and accept how much power and control I do have over my life and emotions, as long as I continue to choose and make healthy decisions for myself. I am not a victim of life but just a victim of the unhealthy patterns I was choosing. I am actually now excited about my future and all the happiness to come from here on out. Brookhaven is truly a blessing.