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Stephanie Smiles Again After Assertive Community Treatment

Easterseals UCP Clinicians Impacts the Life of a Young Woman with Mental Health Needs

Raleigh, NC, May 15, 2018

Stephanie has had some challenging years in her young life but now that she has found Easterseals UCP, she is on the road to recovery.

2018 ACTShe’s been struggling with bipolar disorder which has led to seven hospital visits, multiple treatments and medicines. Now at the age of 20, Stephanie’s family found Assertive Community Treatment at Easterseals UCP in North Carolina.  Under this program, Stephanie receives help from a team of clinicians who provide therapy, medication, social support, housing and employment services.

“My anxiety stressed me out to a point where I tried to kill myself twice.  It really took a toll on me and I would become suicidal,” said Stephanie.  “Easterseals UCP has helped me greatly.  They really care and they’re dedicated and they make sure I have what I need.”

Her support coordinator, Jamie, said Stephanie has been hard working, positive and resilient through some of the toughest therapies.  In the end, Stephanie is now living at home with her family and her pet cat with dreams of helping others like her.

“There was a time when I thought I was never gonna feel normal again but I can smile now.  I see the sunlight again because Easterseals UCP has really been there for me, “says Stephanie with a big smile.

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Assertive Community Treatment is a full spectrum, long-term, community-based treatment model for adults with severe and persistent mental health needs that have not been adequately treated by more traditional treatment services. It’s an evidence-based, treatment approach that involves a high level coordinated care team and supports men and women as they manage their mental health challenges and live independently.

Learn more about Assertive Community Treatment at Easterseals UCP. 

ABOUT EASTERSEALS UCP
Easterseals UCP works side-by-side with adults and children who are managing disabilities and mental health challenges. We serve as a nurse, a therapist, a social worker, a job counselor, a teacher, a psychologist, a caregiver and a compassionate friend all rolled into one. Our purpose is to help neighbors in need achieve better days and live their best possible life.
Learn more about Easterseals UCP at www.eastersealsucp.com.

For more information contact:
Kathy Edgerton
Easterseals UCP Chief Communications Officer
Kathy.Edgerton@eastersealsucp.com
(O) 919-865-8660
(C) 919-208-0621

 

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