Every Christ House patient has a story to tell. And we believe it is our privilege to listen. Allow us to share just a bit of Scott’s story and a look back at his time at Christ House.
Less than a year before Scott arrived at Christ House, his life began to unravel. He experienced a mental health crisis that caused a dramatic shift in his character. Because of his new, irrational, and sometimes violent behaviors, he became homeless and was sent to jail. Scott arrived at Christ House traumatized by his time in jail, fearful of the new and unknown, and regretful of his recent actions that he was still struggling to comprehend.
At Christ House, the medical team investigated Scott’s recent dramatic weight loss. After ruling out common medical causes, they discovered that it was another consequence of his mental health condition. Scott’s case manager immediately connected him to crucial mental health resources. In partnership with outside providers, our patient care team helped to counsel Scott out of his paralyzing fear and anxiety. When he first arrived, Scott did not want to get out of bed or eat with the other patients in the dining room. After much encouragement, Scott became more comfortable at Christ House and began to accept the idea of moving into a new, supportive housing facility.
Christ House offered Scott the time, care, and resources to begin his recovery. He now lives in a community residential facility where he receives support to manage his mental and physical health.
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