Beth sought help from the Mental Health Program at Nutley Family Service Bureau to cope with anxiety and depression while in recovery from substance use disorder.
Her symptoms worsened after a traumatic event involving her partner, and she struggled to network and find a job.
Through counseling and medication adjustment, Beth learned to take a step back and realize her partner’s difficulty was not her fault, reducing her self-blame. She also attended Narcotics and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, building a support network and learning mindfulness techniques. Beth eventually found a full-time job and gained a more positive outlook on herself and those around her.
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Original story taken from the Nutley Family Services Bureau blog