At first it was sort of overwhelming to have so much freedom and to be treated like a person and not have to stand in medication lines. It felt like this place was real and they were treating me like a real person. It felt like I had independence and could do what I wanted to do. It soothed my mind in a way and calmed the chaos.
It is right for me to be here at Windhorse. I am getting involved with the Peer Counseling internship here now and that is exciting. I am surprised at how good my relationship with my Mom is right now. She treats me with great respect and I love her for that.[One of the most difficult parts of my experience] was just being so dreadfully tired with the meds at first. I felt awful and depressed about it. When we changed the medications I felt less numb… now I feel much more free with my thoughts, both positive and negative, and that is a challenge, but worth it. I feel much more alive.
Read our extended Interview with Teresa, by Jeff Bliss