Member Stories

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 for people to get to know me….

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Kathryn’s Story

My name is Kathryn and I have been a Clubhouse Member since July of 2018. Before I found the Austin Clubhouse I was in prison and removed from society for seventeen and a half years. Once…

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Diane’s Story

I have bipolar disorder and anxiety. It took me years to get properly diagnosed and many more years to find the right medication. I have good meds now and am fairly stable. Here at the Austin Clubhouse I’ve found that others have had similar experiences. At my church...

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Rosemary’s Story

“After experiencing multiple losses, I felt hopeless, unmotivated, and lost. In spite of all my efforts and resources to lift myself out of an isolating depression, nothing worked. The Austin Clubhouse has provided me an avenue to socialize, meet new people, set and...

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Us is COMMUNITY – Majid’s Story

What makes Austin Clubhouse so special is our community. Here, we leave labels at the door. Inclusion into our community is free, lifelong, and available to all those who want it. We welcome everyone. Meet Majid. "I used to be...

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Us is STRENGTH – Shane’s Story

Together, we have the strength to overcome whatever obstacles are in our way. By being together at the Clubhouse, we’re able to draw on strength from each other, in life’s hardest moments. When it feels too hard to do the simplest of things, or when we sense ourselves...

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Us is HOPE – Sierra’s Story

At the Austin Clubhouse, our programs provide members hope when at times it can feel like there is none. Consistency and community provide an outlet for stress and a place where every individual's many talents can be utilized.   Meet Sierra. “For a long time I...

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Maria’s Story

“For a long time I struggled with depression and isolation and had been hospitalized a couple of times. It wasn’t easy at all to deal with this on my own. But then I came to the Austin Clubhouse and they helped me feel like I was worth something. The Clubhouse didn’t treat me like my diagnosis, I was treated as a person….

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