When I came into the program I was an angry, cold, detached, and rebellious young woman with no hope for the future. The future was so cold, bleak, and desolate that I cowered behind my destructive coping mechanisms so as not to deal with my depression and hopeless future.
Brookhaven has given me a sense of hope. I have learned to deal with the challenges of my life without running to self-destructive behaviors. Instead, I stand tall and confident in my abilities to overcome hurdles in my life. Brookhaven has taught me invaluable skills to help deal with daily living demands. I am most grateful for my renewed sense of self-respect and self-worth. With self-respect and self-worth will come self-love (though I have not yet achieved love of self, I am well on my way to achieving this monumental belief).
My journey was bumpy, but well worth the roller-coaster ride. I will leave with a true sense of self-confidence, compassion, and determination to continue my healing journey.
Thank you for giving me my life back.