At 29 years old, Jessica feels like things are finally starting to fall into place for her.
She’s healthy, confident and lighting up rooms with her smile.
But the road to this point has not been easy. It’s taken hard work and the right resources at the right time for Jessica to get to this juncture in her recovery.
It takes about one second to be inspired by Nate.
The towering 22-year-old is the definition of a friendly giant. He’s kind, overwhelmingly thoughtful and desperate to make a difference.
“I feel like I can help others,” says the gifted poet and songwriter.
Diagnosed with Schizoaffective Disorder and more recently Bipolar Disorder, Nate’s passion is music and poetry. He writes constantly about his struggles with mental illness and other experiences in life. He often shares them online and through his social media accounts.
As we sit on the eve of National Mental Health Week, it’s clear how fortunate Ontario Shores is to have the resources we do.
I am not referring to traditional monetary resources.
When I use the word resources I am referring to our people.
It’s been evident for years that we have high performing staff and volunteers. They are passionate and dedicated to helping patients and their families move forward in life. But in the last few years, we have had an addition to our resource pool in the form of patients and family members willing to go public with their recovery journey.