Facing years of scrutiny and bullying in special education, Michael found comfort in his relationship with his older brother. Though his parents would endure several diagnoses', years passed before
After dropping out of school at 16 years old, Tameka did not see the value in expressing her emotions. She carried them deep inside-unwilling and unable to share them with those who care about her. Multiple hopitalizations and
By ensuring access to the treatment and recovery supports that are proven effective, recovery is accelerated and the further harm related to the course of illness is minimized.
Living in a society that prides itself on self-sufficiency, the idea of asking for help can often be daunting. The ability, though, to ask for help can sometimes be life saving and the inability to do so can lead to many unnecessary consequences.
Hope Promises a Future Reward
The wonderful thing about hope is that it promises a future reward. What do you need to be rewarded with? Acceptance? Understanding? These things do exist. Many people living with mental illnesses find them through supportive services provided by Community Friendship, Inc.
Mental illness doesn't have demographics. It doesn't have socio-economic boundaries. Mental illness can affect anyone. At CFI, people find comfort and a team of caring professionals working for them. With our assistance, they learn that mental health recovery is an exercise in hope. Hope is indispensable to recovery. We believe that hope can help individuals move away from the terror of defeat and despondency. It’s the cornerstone upon which the entire recovery foundation is built. There can be no recovery without it.