The Only Mental Health Peer-Run Organization

in Santa Cruz, CA

Reginald

When I was 18 I was very depressed.  When I lost my place to live my life went spiraling down.  I had nothing to do, nowhere to go and nobody to see. So I wanted my life to fall short from the earth because I felt that nobody loved me any more.  And I attempted suicide. Sadly, I failed

On my entrance to my new life as a client of mental health, I was sad.

I had started out as a vagabond, a wanderer- set out to be successful and find a new home.  I was raised a blonde blue eyed boy in Watsonville, California, my home town.‚Äč

I was so depressed- and terrified to live.  I turned my life and my will over to the hands of God.  He said I would hunger and thirst no more. I knew I had to spread the Good Word and let people hear the truth of his Love.  And happily I went to downtown Santa Cruz telling all that would hear. When I learned that not everyone was welcoming to my words or did not appreciate the truth I cried and again I spiraled down but I did not give up.

After 4 years of homeless wandering I was 22 years old.  I was led to MHCAN by the spirit along with county mental health.