At her check-up last fall, Kelsey's* pediatrician realized her mental health was not well. Kelsey's assessment showed a high suicide risk. Her life was spiraling downward, and she'd gotten too low to see the strong, charming, and talented person that was still inside her somewhere. Kelsey could see no future, no passion, no motivation, no love. She was out of hope.
Kelsey was referred to CCB and started weekly therapy. Over the course of the next few months, her setbacks continued to challenge her, but hope slowly and simultaneously increased. After many more months, she began to see herself as the captain of her ship - having power over her motivation, schoolwork, and hope.
Kelsey learned tools to bring change to her mood, life direction, relationships, and how she felt.
Now - less than a year later - Kelsey knows how to quickly tackle problems that come her way. She no longer pauses to let them pull her down. She solves them, learns from them, and moves on to the next step. Her therapy sessions now include visualizing her future and even career planning.
The staff at CCB say that it is an honor to walk with stunningly powerful teens in the dark times and encourage them as they bring change to their lives.
*name changed to protect privacy