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#5in5 - Five Recovery Stories in 5 Days - Day 2

Five Recovery Stories in 5 Days
National Mental Health Week - May 4 - 10
Our Home Environment Gradually Became More And More Unbearable


My family and I had been going through a very rough stage in our lives trying to deal with our oldest daughter's diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder and adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

We thought our daughter was just a 'typical teenager', rebelling against our authority and refusing to follow the rules, until her lifestyle got out of hand. She just made it through Grade 12 and then her primary focus became her social life which encompassed the regular use of alcohol and drugs. She could not hold a job nor was she interested in pursuing any further education. She stopped participating in our family activities and only wanted to hang out with her friends. She now had a steady boyfriend who moved into our home with us, as they were preparing for the birth of their baby boy.

Read Rhonda's Story  


When Rhonda's daughter was diagnosed with mental illness as a young person her entire family life was in upheaval. Thankfully, the family received the support they needed to begin their recovery journey. #5in5 - Five Recovery Stories in Five Days  



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