Before I came to Project Return, much of my experience was anecdotal. I did not know much about this term “IMD” or Institution for Mental Disease—the notion seemed full of mystery. A few months into my new position, I received an invitation to participate in a group session at an IMD, within its walls. I was excited to witness my peers extending their unwavering support to those who were denied the same access to assistance as the rest of the world.
Published on: 11/22/2023 | Category: Articles Mental Health
Admist the bustle of Cleveland, Ohio, Marcus Tuttle found himself unhappy. Marcus faced a myriad of challenges that seemed insurmountable; he didn’t have a job, was experiencing homelessness, and without a driver's license. In 2002, Marcus made a bold decision to seek a fresh start in California. His initial entry into the Golden State, however, was not easy. While living in a shelter an unexpected turn of events led to his arrest.
Published on: 11/21/2023 | Category: Articles Mental Health Recovery Testimonials
Disclaimer: This article mentions suicide.
Published on: 11/15/2023 | Category: Articles Mental Health
Disclaimer: This caller chose the alias of a turtle. Their recovery journey has been steady and slow.
In a world where connections are often made through screens and keyboards, there exists a lifeline for those in need of genuine human interaction and support. Tim stumbled upon this lifeline about four years ago when he was at one of the lowest points in his life. Tim's journey with the Warm Line, an invaluable mental health resource, serves as a testament to the power of compassion and empathy in the path to recovery and personal growth.
Published on: 09/07/2023 | Category: Articles Mental Health
Jeffery Magenheimer’s journey through peer support has not only transformed his own life but has also illuminated the path of recovery for countless others.
Published on: 09/06/2023 | Category: Articles
Victoria had found herself at a crossroads. Struggling in an unhealthy environment with a partner who triggered her PTSD, she recognized the pressing need to escape. She had previously endured hospitalization and was desperate to find an alternative solution. She mustered the courage to take a leap of faith, driven by an overwhelming desire for change, and sought support in the peer respite of Hacienda of Hope.
Published on: 07/13/2023 | Category: Articles
Haven has been working towards recovery for several years now but has faced barriers such as abusive household dynamics, ineffective prescribed medication, and feelings of not being seen. Since September of 2022, Haven has discovered solace in the welcoming embrace of Hacienda of Hope.
Published on: 07/13/2023
What do L.A. students want most? Mental health help, an adult to listen, reliable tech.
Published on: 11/17/2021 | Category: Articles Mental Health
Humans have always had the need to tell their stories. That’s no different in the blogging world either. Writing about our experiences is often a very therapeutic experience. This can be especially true when dealing with mental illness. Here are a few of our favorite blogs about mental illness and mental health.
Published on: 11/08/2021 | Category: Articles Mental Health