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Hear from some of our behavioral health patients and their loved ones, and read about their life-changing experiences. Sharp is proud to help make stories like these possible.
Catherine's Story: Coping with Depression
While she appeared to function relatively well when it came to her work, health and relationships, Catherine actually suffered bouts of depression throughout her life, which included days and entire weeks when she couldn’t force herself to eat, take a shower or even move off the couch. Read Catherine's story of seeking the help she needed at Sharp Mesa Vista and how she's coping now.
Danny's Story: Living With Mental Illness
Though diagnosed with schizophrenia, Danny is working through it with the help of the behavioral outpatient treatment services at Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital where he is also a member of Sharp Mesa Vista's patient softball team, the Sharp Sluggers. Watch Danny's video of overcoming various challenges on and off the baseball field to live a more normal way of life.
Jeremy’s Story: Overcoming Adolescent Depression
At first, Jeremy’s mother assumed changes in his behavior were indicative of typical adolescent growing pains. After learning that he had attempted to take his own life, she would discover that he had been battling severe depression, which required comprehensive therapy to treat. Read Jeremy’s story, which reveals how his treatment team at Sharp Mesa Vista helped him gain a healthy outlook on life.
Samantha’s Story: Overcoming Opiate Addiction
At the height of her addiction, Samantha was having prescriptions filled at multiple pharmacies and popping 400 to 500 pills per month. When she entered Sharp Mesa Vista’s Opiate Dependence Program, she had nearly lost nearly everything in her life that mattered. Read Samantha’s story of overcoming an addiction that spanned more than a decade.
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