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Brookhaven Retreat is Accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Organizations and is licensed by the State of Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities.

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We are a private pay treatment center and do not accept any type of insurance. Costs associated with care are the responsibility of the client.

 

The only way to escape my problems is to LIVE

 

I have been at this recovery center approximately 38 days (a little over a month). I came to Brookhaven because I was at the point in my life where I realized I needed help.

I went to into Brookhaven not really knowing what exactly to expect. At first I was nervous and very apprehensive. I wouldn't ask for help, I would just go through the motions, nod, say how I feel and smile. That did not last too long though, because my therapist, Carrie, caught on to my act the moment I walked into her office. I was constantly being told in care and therapy to "feel my feelings". I honestly did not get it. I mean, I would say "I'm depressed", I would say "I'm angry", yet my therapist and core group did not believe me.

After reading out loud a letter I had written to a friend of mine who had been deceased for over a year now, I noticed my words, facial expression and emotions being congruent to what I was feeling. I cried in front of people for the first time I can remember. I would say that day something clicked. I truly understood the term "feel your feelings". Between private therapy, core and groups I began feeling a lot of change. My mood became more regulated. I was taking my mood stabilizers as prescribed and practicing my skills I have been learning.

I'm not going to lie, the road was rocky and this past week it also has been a bit rocky. I'm still struggling with my sense of self, abandonment issues and various other issues. Though I am struggling, I do not feel hopeless. I see that the program does work when you work with it.

Carrie always says, "You are not going to get better unless you want to." I truly do want to feel better and be able to lead a normal healthy life in a healthy state of mind. I can honestly say that for the first time in my life I feel hopeful.

I always thought that the only way I would be able to escape my problems is if I died. I see it very differently now. The only way to escape my problems is to LIVE. No avoiding with harmful behavior, no disconnecting, no putting up a front.

I still have a lot of dragons to face, but I'm ready to slay my own dragons! I want to leave here ready! I am willing to put in the effort to do that. I came here thinking I had one problem (or two). Brookhaven has made me realize I have numerous demons to battle and that, more importantly, there is nothing wrong with me. Thank you so much Brookhaven. I look forward to completing the program.

 

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