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Mental Health Recovery Stories | San Diego, CA

Stories of recovery and success from Resilience Alumni

"My teen who suffers from depression and anxiety had been in therapy for over a year and a half, and on prescriptions drugs for depression.  My daughter was admitted here as a recommendation from her psychiatrist after a suicidal attempt and 72 hour hold at another facility.  She was reluctant to stay here at first, but after a week she settled in and my spouse and I noticed positive changes.  There are many therapeutic exercises on and off campus including equine therapy and fitness, social/ group activities, DBT and  leadership development.  Family therapy is also offered weekly while your child is a resident.  We were fortunate enough to have our insurance approve us for the day program after the residential treatment days ran out over the course of one month.  Throughout my teen's stay, we saw a teen who was initially unmotivated and had given up on life to a young adult with goals and the willingness to achieve and work towards something greater.  We are so grateful to the entire caring staff, resident counselors and especially my teen's assigned therapist Bob Sperring who is truly an angel in disguise and has helped transform my teen and given us all we something we did not have before- hope."

Tiffany A.
Parent of Alumni

"My 16 year old daughter spent a month and a half at Center for Discovery in Whittier. She had severe depression and anxiety. This was a difficult decision and we are glad we made it. We had a very good experience with the center. We communicated regularly with her therapist either by mail or phone, we had weekly or bi-weekly family therapy on skype as we leave in far from Whittier ( Northern California). We communicated by email with the Doctor and we visited during the WE. When teen make progress they get as pass and we can take them out for the afternoon. This helps a lot before going back home.  We had an extremely positive experience.  The support for parents was extremely valuable.  Although we still have a long road ahead we really though her time at CFD was very beneficial."

Lydie P.
Parent of Alumni

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"Our daughter suffered from severe depression amongst several other severe things. Not knowing what to do or where to find her the help she needed. She was placed in two other facilities with no improvement and in fact left her unable to cope with life. Within 7 days we had her placed at Centers of Discovery. The staff was always very helpful and very supportive. The therapy and the counseling that my daughter received every day helped her grow as an individual and helped her find herself and to become a beautiful young woman. 

The kids also learn so much from peer to peer interactions in group settings. There are two sides to this facility: mental health and substance abuse. My daughter was on the mental health side. We personally saw on more than one occasion, the quality supervision and the logs that are documented who, what, where and when the kids were doing every 5 minutes! The care that they took with our daughter was invaluable. She was in the facility for 48 days. We would not hesitate to send our daughter back to this excellent facility if it was needed. Oh, and it was covered 100% by our insurance company!"

Carole Z.
Parent of Alumni

[Discovery's Resilience's Resilience] was a great experience and honestly was amazing I am so grateful for this program and being able to have a second chance. All the staff here are very encouraging, direct, and very helpful in the treatment process. The FIT program at 

[Discovery's Resilience's Resilience] is an amazing program and I am so grateful for all the encouraging staff that run it, it is really life changing because it has a lot more to do with just athletics and getting into to shape its fitness intertwined with therapy. Overall I am just so grateful for this whole experience and for the staff that really helped through my treatment and were so kind and just listened to me. Thank you so much.

Trinity C.
Resilience Alumni

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