… 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 House, I am sure that I would have had a mental health crisis on top of everything else. When I was at one of my lowest points and feeling terribly lonely, get well cards flooded in from my Beacon House family. Suddenly I was lifted out of my loneliness with the knowledge that so many people loved me, cared about me and missed me. I’ll never forget that moment. There is no greater gift in this world than to love and be loved in return. Because of the love everyone at Beacon House showed me in my time of need, I now feel a great responsibility to take care of myself. I think it is important that I remain on this planet for some time to come so I can continue to love those who love me. – Judy M., September 2015

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