Andres, Mental Health Client

Before coming to The Whole Child, I was going through a tough time at home. I was in fear and “always on my toes.” My family had a difficult time accepting what I was going through.

In the beginning of receiving help from The Whole Child, I thought therapy was for crazy people. As time went by, I became more comfortable with asking for help and getting help. My therapist helped me to grow as a person, helped me feel safe, feel secure and understand what would get me in trouble and keep me out of trouble. My family noticed I was growing into a young man.

Since coming to The Whole Child, I have learned that being afraid, sad, and angry is normal, and that I have to talk about my feelings. I’ve been honest, nicer, and forgiving to those around me. I am motivated to see what my future will be like and to do things I’ve never done before. I want to do good for myself and be proud of what I can accomplish. No matter what life throws at you, there’s always hope.