Before Julie* became a member of Turning Point Providence Center's new Nevada County program, this 62-year-old woman visited the emergency room at the local hospital as many as 15 times in one month. She experienced a lot of anxiety, cut herself and had overdoses.
But now, through intensive case management, and medication changes, she has reduced her anxiety, has stabilized her housing situation, and is less prone to isolating behaviors. She calls less for crisis support and now that she's found another place to live, she is able to take the bus and can volunteer once a week at the animal shelter, which she loves.
Julie has connected with the local NAMI (National Alliance for Mentally Ill) and has more choices and opportunities to be empowered in her own recovery.
* Name changed to protect client's privacy.