I have been suffering from severe depression for several years, to the point that I isolated myself. I didn’t want to get up or interact with anyone until I started receiving case management services from Madison Community Services.
My case manager encouraged me to attend the Hispanic, Art, and Women groups. She also supported me in applying for the bursary fund and I successfully finished Compassion Cultivation Training. All of these things have positively affected my mental health; now I socialize with people that face similar challenges as me, I learn to accept myself, and to enjoy life as it is right now.
The best of all is that I have received these service in Spanish, my mother tongue. I’m very thankful for Madison and my case manager.