Laura’s Story

Laura’s Story

Before I discovered the Austin Clubhouse, I was just struggling with stress, fear, my schizophrenia and hearing voices, anxiety and depression, and controlling my anger. I had heard about the Clubhouse from a variety of caseworkers, and at first didn’t try to get...
Brian’s Story

Brian’s Story

Before Austin Clubhouse, I always felt a bit isolated because I could not share my diagnosis of bipolar and its symptoms with anyone outside my nuclear family. I had to rely on friends I met through my Jewish identity, or my love of playing sports or public speaking....
An Opportunity To Shine – Jason G Kelley

An Opportunity To Shine – Jason G Kelley

I just wanted to take a few moments to write this personal letter to you all and share some things with everyone here at the Austin Clubhouse:  Though it has been years since I was an active member at the Clubhouse, I cannot express easily enough how moving and...
The Butterfly – Diane

The Butterfly – Diane

I love butterflies! Not just for their delicate nature or their beautiful colors but because they represent transformation! They start out as a green, fuzzy caterpillar and over a period of time, they finally BUST out of their cocoon as a beautiful new creature! I...
Kathryn’s Story During Covid

Kathryn’s Story During Covid

The first week of the pandemic was especially hard for me. I felt as if I regressed back to the time when I first got out of prison and before I had the Austin Clubhouse. I felt isolated, stuck at home, with no friends, and nothing to do. I was depressed and very sad....
Rachel’s Story

Rachel’s Story

Before I realized the Austin Clubhouse had gone remote I felt very isolated and had very few people to talk to due to the pandemic and the shut down. I felt irritated, a lot of sadness, and was falling into a bit of depression. It was frustrating to have such a small...