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...
Change – Kristin

Change – Kristin

Life at the Clubhouse changed drastically 3 weeks ago.   Today we are living in a time of uncertainty, social distancing and sheltering in place.  Thank God I have been able to stay connected to the Clubhouse community virtually and remotely.  I still get to...
Coming Together – Ashley

Coming Together – Ashley

Hello Austin Clubhouse Members, These are very strange and uncertain times. This is very new to us all, and nobody really knows what to expect.  A lot of you may be riding this out with friends and family, or you might be alone. It’s perfectly normal to feel...
Gene’s Story of Recovery

Gene’s Story of Recovery

“Hi, my name is Gene, and I have been a member of Austin Clubhouse for a little over a year. I struggle with anxiety and depression along with being totally blind and hearing impaired. Before the Clubhouse it was hard for me to go anywhere and feel accepted and...