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Success Stories

Reducing the stigma and fears around mental illness is the single most important factor in successfully helping individuals recovering from mental illness rejoin community life.

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Catholic Charities Maine Adult Mental Health“I had been camping in the woods for several years and receiving Social Security Income (SSI). I never wanted to get subsidized housing because I was too proud to ask for help. I don’t want people to think I’m trying to take advantage of the system, I don’t like even getting SSI, but I have to. Then everything changed. My daughter’s mother left the state and left her in my care.

I’ll sleep in a tent if I have to, but not with my daughter. I knew I needed a home if she’s going to be with me. I couldn’t do this anymore, not with her. That was when I came to Catholic Charities. I can’t thank them enough, and I want to pay them back. I don’t know how, but someday I will. “