My name is Diana I am a Consumer of Mental Health & thank you for listening to me. I will be talking about how Mental Health & Substance abuse programs have helped me get to this point in my life.
Starting at the age of 5, I suffered many traumas in my life starting with abandonment including sexual, incest, emotional and physical abuse along with forced drug use. As a result of those traumas I was afraid of everyone I thought what happened to me that everyone else would do it to me. At 15, I quit school, I was addicted to psychoactive drugs, I was in & out of jail and became homeless most of my life until 1998.
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