WHO NEEDS US?
DOES THIS SOUND LIKE SOMEONE YOU KNOW?
“It’s these voices; I hear them all the time. They are telling me what everyone is saying. I know they are talking about me, the voices said so.”
“Since I found help, the voices have stopped. It feels so good to be free of that torment.”
“Why can’t I stop watching the clock before an audition. It’s like I’m obsessed with the fear of failing. They won’t like me, I know it. I wont’ get the job; I’ve failed again.”
My doctor at the Thalian Center says it’s called obsessive compulsive anxiety. I can’t believe there’s a name for it. Oh sure, I’m still nervous before auditions, but I’m not over the top anymore. I’m in control now.”
“I just feel so depressed. Sometimes I can’t even get out of bed. I haven’t worked in over a year.”
“I’m in therapy now and I feel so much better. I have a job and there is a light at the end of this long dark tunnel.”
“I just can’t see a reason to go on, it’s all so hopeless. The world is better off without me.”
“Asking for help was so hard, but I’m glad I did. I found my way back from the brink of suicide. It feels so good to be alive.”
“I wish my friends would stop telling me I’m out of control. I have a lot of energy and ideas. People just can’t keep up with me.”
“I was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder. The medication and therapy do help, and I have reconciled with my family and co-workers.”
“Since David died, I’ve been lost. There is nothing left to live for.”
“It did take some time and therapy, but I’m feeling better now and I know I can go on. David would never want me to give up.”
“I just couldn’t seem to function in the world. I lost my job, my home, and my friends. I was homeless and invisible to everyone in an unforgiving city. Alcohol and drugs were my only friends.”
“I got into a great program that helped me get well. Today I’m clean and sober, I have a job, a place to live, and am making my way back. It feels good to be alive.”
“My family said I drove them away with my mania. They just don’t understand me and try to blame it on me by saying I need help.”
Therapy really helped me work through my issues. I’m even in a peer counseling group helping other people who depressed like I was.”
These were ordinary people living very troubled lives. The Thalians helped.