Before Mercy, I struggled severely with anxiety and depression. Because of this I was unable to maintain a job or school. Most of my time was spent isolating and smoking marijuana.
I found out about Mercy through my mom’s mentee and family friend when she decided to apply to Mercy. I applied because I was tired of living the way I was, and I knew I needed extensive treatment to regain control over my life.
When I got to Mercy, I was angry at my life and struggling with extreme anxiety. Around 3 months of being at Mercy, God gave me a vision of what would happen to me if I dropped out of the program. That’s when I knew that if I didn’t stick it out, I wouldn’t live to see age 25. Since that vision, God has given me a new identity and a new hope for life. I have fallen in love with Him, and I have since stopped having panic attacks and depressive episodes.
After Mercy I plan to spend time with my family and pursue a career in writing.
To Mercy Donors, thank you to everyone who made this process possible for me. Your kindness and generosity helped me regain control of my life, it brought me closer to God and I will forever be grateful for this process.