My recovery has been a journey. I’ve always been blessed with a great support network of family and friends and being able to make use of places like the YMCA. As challenging as recovery can be, sometimes you just have to get out and do it. Being here at the YMCA is one of those opportunities to do something for myself.
Since I have been at the YMCA, I have made physical improvements, but the most impact has been on my mental health. I’ve battled with mental illness through this whole process. Depression started directly with the seizures themselves. Having to fight medical issues and mental health has been challenging, so it is great to be around people who are trying to better themselves. The community at the YMCA has been a big asset to me. It’s nice to get out and be around like minded people.
When you talk to the people you meet at the YMCA, you realize that struggles are not uncommon. There are so many people dealing with things and they are here too, doing something for themselves. It’s so inclusive and inspiring.