Before coming to Mercy, I dealt with depression, self-harm, and anxiety. I was controlled by my emotions and didn’t know how to handle them in a healthy way. I didn’t enjoy life and every day was a struggle. I didn’t trust anyone, and I lived a life of hurt and pain.
I found out about Mercy through a family friend. I decided to apply because I realized that this was not a way to live life. I needed to get right with God and learn how to express my emotions in a healthy way. When I arrived, I was very doubtful that Mercy would work. I was scared to face everything that I had been avoiding and was anxious about the process itself.
I think my turning point was coming back from Christmas break. Something just clicked in my head and I realized that if I was going to put my trust in anyone it would have to be God.
God has truly healed me of my self-harm behaviors. I no longer desire to hurt myself. My depression has decreased, and I have learned how to communicate and express my emotions in healthy ways. I never used to hear God’s voice until I came to Mercy. I feel like my relationship with Him has grown tremendously. After graduating from Mercy, I plan on going to work and joining a young adult small group at a church.
To all the Mercy donors, Thank you so much for your support during my time at Mercy. It meant a lot to see that people cared about me even though they didn’t know me.