Success Stories

‘My PAL partner, has increased my awareness and practice of the art of goal setting’

MHCC’s PAL program has broadened my horizon. The program has empowered me by giving me more confidence in myself and has consequently, raised my self-esteem. My PAL partner, has increased my awareness and practice of the art of goal setting. In the past I have set goals but most of the time they were never Read More >

‘Thank you for all of the help and love you gave me when I couldn’t do either for myself’

I wanted to stop and say thank you for al of the help and love you gave me when I couldn’t do either for myself. I refret to inform you all I am moving to Indiana with y expecting fiance and her family. Where I am employed already at a pharmaceutical plant.

‘I enjoy the Prospect House because it up lifts my spirit daily’

I enjoy the Prospect House because it up lifts my spirit daily. The Staff gets the job done and keep the members interested in many activities that occurs each day. Art and Crafts, Meditation, Creative Writing and the different outings during the weeks

‘You are well’

I was discharged from Bayside Behavioral Center December 24, 2001. A group therapy leader ordered me, “You will go to Prospect House Monday morning.”

‘A good place to socialize with others with mental illness’

When I first went to Prospect House it was 1992. I was taking a break from MCC due to my bipolar illness. I had visited the ER due to my mania and a social worker there told me about Prospect House.

‘I have learned not to project negative thoughts’

I’ve been attending groups at Prospect House for over ten years. I have learned not to project negative thoughts. Its vital to have coping skills. I’ve learned how to make friends. I take mood stabilizers like vistaril and celexa. I suffer from depression and anxiety. Other things I’ve learned are self esteem and confidence. You Read More >

‘I have learned that I can live with and cope with my mental illness’

I have been coming to the SET program at Mental Health Community Center in Sarasota Fl for 4 years now. Previous to attending SET I stayed at home alone a lot and isolated. I would come to the drop in center a couple of days a week and attend some groups but I just felt Read More >

‘Suddenly I was lifted out of my loneliness with the knowledge that so many people loved me’

… Just for today I feel good. I made it through this health crisis pretty well mentally and emotionally. If it wasn’t for my spiritual growth, my strong faith and trust in God, the support of my Beacon House family and using the many coping skills I learned by attending many support meetings at Beacon Read More >

‘The Magic of the Beacon house keeps me going back’

April 2014 — Hi everyone my name is Judy, and I’m a proud member of Beacon House. I came there during a period of isolation and deep depression. Going to Beacon was the best decision I ever made. The people are extraordinarily friendly and caring. I also found resources I wouldn’t normally have found on Read More >

‘A healthy body makes for a healthy mind is true in our situation’

April 2014 — Hello my name is Scott and I am a member at Beacon House, and I also work there part time. I recently lost about 80 lbs. when I retired and stopped eating lunch at ‘fast food’ restaurants. Nutrition is vital to a healthy body and mind, but what we eat must be Read More >

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