“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.

When I began making friends at Austin Clubhouse I realized it was the place for me. Since I have been coming to the Clubhouse, life has been positive. I have friends here and I know there is hope. Thanks to the Clubhouse, I have realized even though I have a diagnosis, it doesn’t define who I am!”

-Maria