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Alex’s story: From despair to hope

Alex’s post-traumatic stress got so bad that he started to think that the only way to find relief was to end his life.

Thankfully, he found counselling through Family Plus, a United Way funded partner.

“My therapist is trained in the area I need therapy for and she would always ask the right questions that challenged my thinking. We worked on things ‘one load at a time’ and my life is so much better,” Alex says.

“My therapist was very successful in helping me find my inner strength, relief, and added perspective. My functioning is much better, boundaries are firmly maintained, and triggers are quickly acknowledged and shut down,” he says.

“My therapy was subsidized by the United Way, which made it possible for me to hold down a full-time job and be a fully functional and contributing member of society. I couldn’t have done that on my own. I will always be grateful to Family Plus and to the resources that were made available to me.”

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