“It’s these voices; I hear them all the time. They are telling me what everyone is saying.  I know they are talking about me, the voices said so.”

“Since I found help, the voices have stopped.  It feels so good to be free of that torment.”

“Why can’t I stop watching the clock before an audition.  It’s like I’m obsessed with the fear of failing.  They won’t like me, I know it.  I wont’ get the job; I’ve failed again.”

My doctor at the Thalian Center says it’s called obsessive compulsive anxiety.  I can’t believe there’s a name for it. Oh sure, I’m still nervous before auditions, but I’m not over the top anymore. I’m in control now.”

“I just feel so depressed.  Sometimes I can’t even get out of bed.  I haven’t worked in over a year.”

“I’m in therapy now and I feel so much better.  I have a job and there is a light at the end of this long dark tunnel.”

“I just can’t see a reason to go on, it’s all so hopeless.  The world is better off without me.”

“Asking for help was so hard, but I’m glad I did.  I found my way back from the brink of suicide.  It feels so good to be alive.”

“I wish my friends would stop telling me I’m out of control.  I have a lot of energy and ideas.  People just can’t keep up with me.”

“I was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder.  The medication and therapy do help, and I have reconciled with my family and co-workers.”

“Since David died, I’ve been lost. There is nothing left to live for.”

“It did take some time and therapy, but I’m feeling better now and I know I can go on.  David would never want me to give up.” 

“I just couldn’t seem to function in the world.  I lost my job, my home, and my friends.  I was homeless and invisible to everyone in an unforgiving city.  Alcohol and drugs were my only friends.”

“I got into a great program that helped me get well.  Today I’m clean and sober, I have a job, a place to live, and am making my way back.  It feels good to be alive.”

“My family said I drove them away with my mania. They just don’t understand me and try to blame it on me by saying I need help.”

Therapy really helped me work through my issues. I’m even in a peer counseling group helping other people who depressed like I was.” 

These were ordinary people living very troubled lives. The Thalians helped.