"When I got to Hopewell, my life was in shambles. Almost five years later, I'm making headway, doing things I never thought I could do." - Langston, former Hopewell resident
In his early twenties, Langston spent two extended stays at Hopewell with diagnoses of schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. Having created art as a child, his love of painting was re-kindled at Hopewell. "Painting was a means... more
Have you ever found yourself at the point of losing control? Maybe it happens when you're in the middle of a heated argument with a loved one or when you're cut off in the middle of traffic. For that split second, the world seems to stop.
Losing control is a terrible feeling, especially when you're forced to look back and deal with the damage. Fortunately, when... more
My name is Adrienne Craver. When I came to Hopewell, my diagnosis was depression. What I was going through seemed like much more.
Since age three, I was raised by the most wonderful woman in the world. I don’t remember much before she adopted me, but not many of us can remember our earliest days with crystal clarity. Growing up was hard for me... 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