For Chad, the key to everything is to derive pleasure from the present moment. At Hopewell, he learned ways to keep his life together: sleep, medicine compliancy, structured daily schedules, and therapy. Chad stated, “Without Hopewell, I would be nowhere. Read his story. more
“I’ve been in over thirty mental health and lockdown facilities over the last twenty years and I can honestly say that Hopewell was a beacon of light compared to all of the others.” Read his story. more
Sam Silverman speaks of music and art with enthusiastic energy and profound passion. Sam is called to creativity, whether he is in his studio creating vibrant and unique works of art or at his piano composing music. He shares openly about a time in his life when mental illness became an obstacle to overcome in his quest for his purpose. Read more. more
Looking back on her months at Hopewell, Emily loved being part of a community. Emily said, “Group centering made me feel like we were all in this together.” Read her story. more
Discovering art therapy has brought out Christina’s creative side. She always thought talent was needed to be artistic, but while taking a drawing class she found it can be learned. Read her story. more
Amanda is grateful for her time at Hopewell. She said, “Hopewell is a great place. It has changed me into a better person.” She has learned so much about herself and said, “I have been through a lot and I am still standing.” Read her story. more
My name is Casey, and I have bipolar disorder.
I was diagnosed at age 21, with all the classic symptoms of mood swings, relationship problems and erratic behavior. Even with the “high” feelings, I was spiraling downward.
I found myself in an abusive relationship and knew I was having a nervous breakdown. I swallowed a bottle of pills. When I was discharged from the... more