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Everyone’s Charlie Health experience is as unique as they are. Read about their journeys below.

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“I feel like a different person .”

Charlie Health got me out of an incredibly traumatic and stressful period of my life and I feel like a different person after it.

—Charlie Health Alum

“You can do this.”

Keep going. I know it seems like it may never get better and like you are the only one that is dealing with what you are dealing with and no one understands you, but there are people out there who understand, they love you, they need you. You can do this. It’s so worth it and satisfying in the end. YOU are LOVED.

—Finnly P.

“It’s worth it.”

My experience at Charlie Health was incredible. My individual therapist was pivotal in my healing journey as she helped me to understand my emotions and work through not only my traumas, but also deal with my anxiety. Charlie Health’s experience helped to learn that these feelings, such as depression and anxiety, are a part of me, but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. I can control them and cope with them and live on with them, and most of all, study them and understand them. Groups were also delightful. I got to meet such a wonderful breadth of beautiful individuals whom I could listen to in their own healing journeys. Although it was quite intensive, it was positive overall. Charlie Health was an extremely great experience. It can be a long process, but in the end, it’s worth it.

—Charlie Health Alum

I went from literal rock bottom–I’m talking no hobbies, high anxiety, misunderstanding of my own self-dysphoria–to a very manageable life with way less dysphoria and anxiety.

—Charlie Health Alum

“The best thing that’s ever happened to me.”

Charlie Health saved and changed my life. Where I live it’s so hard to find a group IOP. I found Charlie Health by accident and it is the best thing that’s ever happened to me. My group facilitators are hands down the best!

—Charlie Health Alum

“I discovered a lot about myself.”

I was hesitant about a virtual program at first, but I ended up connecting with my group members a lot more than I expected. My group facilitators were fantastic as well, and this program helped me find a little bit more stability in my life. I discovered a lot about myself and my mental health diagnoses.

—Charlie Health Alum

“I felt hopeless, directionless, and tired…”

I came to Charlie Health because I felt hopeless, directionless, and tired. Through my 10 weeks of group therapy, I’ve formed friendship and learned new skills to help me get through the harsh everyday world.

—Shauna P.

“Charlie Health helped me realize that the good does exist.”

It’s really frustrating that finding help is a lot of trial and error, but what Charlie Health helped me realize that the good does exist. There is always good in advocating for yourself and putting in the time for how you want to live your life, but sometimes you need outside resources to help you realize your worth when life feels like it’s too much to handle. I wish I could stay in Charlie Health forever. The group members and overall atmosphere was something I’ve never experienced but am so grateful to have come across.

—Rachel P.

“I didn’t think I’d be able to find help.”

Charlie Health has helped me regulate my negative emotions and discover what kinds of emotions I’m feeling in the moment, and figure out my boundaries. This was very much needed since emotions were my top issue to figure out alongside trauma. I have learned to not only accept my traumatic experiences, but come out as a survivor with people that understand what I went through. Charlie Health group therapy has helped me, and before group therapy, I didn’t think I’d be able to find help. Thank you Charlie Health!!

—Bridget L.

“By far the best thing that I did for myself.”

Charlie Health is by far the best thing that I did for myself. The facilitators are very personable even in a group setting. They truly care about what they do and want to see you succeed. I’m so disappointed to be leaving but I know that I now have the skills and coping strategies to continue successfully in my life.

—Amanda C.

“I am happier and healthier.”

Before Charlie Health, I was in a really bad place. I didn’t feel like I would ever get better and that I was just a failure. But after learning DBT skills with Charlie Health and communicating with people that were so supportive, it really helped me feel like I can get better and make progress in my life so I am happier and healthier overall.

—Caitie W.

“I’m in such a better place now than when I first began.”

Charlie Health helped me in ways I never thought possible. The group facilitators were connected and empathetic and I could tell that they were there to support me every step of the way. I’m in such a better place now than when I first began and I am so grateful to everything they have done to help me get to this place.

—Charlie Health Alum

This is a truly helpful program, one that equips you for crisis management excellently.

—Aaron C.

“You’ll be a better you.”

This is a great program! You’ll be a better you by the end of it. So much support and amazing people to relate to and work with!

—Ariyanna A.

“Charlie Health helped me find the tools I needed to keep going.”

I hit a very dark place in my life, where I felt like I was trapped with no way foreward. Charlie Health helped me find the tools I needed to keep going. Therapy doesn’t make the problems go away, but it helped me see them as surmoutable.

—Charlie Health Alum

“A profound impact on my life.”

When I started Charlie Health, I was in a bad place. But after I called them, they got me in in the next day or so. They have had a profound impact on my life and I absolutely recommend using them when you need it.

—Aaron N.

“I came out with more than I would have imagined.”

I came to Charlie Health to help manage my anxiety and depression. My goal wasn’t to be completely cured in 9 weeks but at least to learn skills to help me function in life. My goal wasn’t to learn to love myself and the things around me; instead, I wanted to tolerate myself and those around me. I entered Charlie Health with my mindset on the bare minimum, but I came out with more than I would have imagined. I have been able to attend school, shower, brush my teeth, and eat consistently for the past 2-3 months. Yes, I still have moments of breakdowns and moments of self-hatred, but I don’t go back two steps but instead stay in the same place and ready myself before I continue to take a step forward. I haven’t regressed but progressed, which is the most important thing. I have benefitted greatly by being a part of Charlie Health and am hopeful for the future.

—Aubrey W.

Self-harm used to be my go to for whenever things became too much in life. Because of Charlie Health, I now have a plethora of different techniques to help keep my physical and mental being safe. The facilitators have nothing but my best interest in mind, and all other patients treated me with nothing but kindness and compassion.

—Charlie Health Alum

“My therapist was the best.”

The people here are super nice and easy to open up to. My therapist was the best, she’s really kind and it’s so easy to talk to her.

—Charlie Health Alum

I have been dealing with physical health issues that affect my mental health issues and through Charlie Health, I was able to help my mental health.

—Kaylee L.

“I wouldn’t be where I am today without Charlie Health.”

Charlie Health helped me so much. Participating in groups with people my age, who have gone through the same stuff that I have, really made me feel connected and not alone. When everyone around you is fighting to make progress, you want to follow along too. I wouldn’t be where I am today without Charlie Health. I’m going to miss this program, but I won’t come back to it. I’m not going to let everything I’ve done and worked towards here go to waste. I’m going to keep fighting until the battle is over, and I can raise my head in the mirror and tell myself that I’ve made it. Charlie Health, you change and save so many lives. Thank you so much for everything you did, and will continue to do.

—Charlie Health Alum

“They made me understand that I’m not alone.”

Absolutely loved every group member I met here. They made me understand that I wasn’t alone and that I am worthy. I will remember them for the rest of my life. I could not have walked out of my severe depressive episode without them. To whoever is reading this: you and your pain are not alone in this world. There are people who share them. You will be okay – even if you don’t believe it right now.

—Charlie Health Alum

“The definition of the light at the end of the tunnel.”

When it came to mental health, Charlie Health was the right answer. It’s not easy finding the right providers for mental health, especially for all our needs, but Charlie Health is the definition of the light at the end of the tunnel. It’s going to get better with Charlie Health.

—Ace A.

“The best decision I could have made.”

I was struggling with anxiety for about 2 years, and it got extremely bad… to the point were I couldn’t function. I was referred to Charlie Health while in the hospital, and it was the best decision I could have made. I made a best friend in groups and my whole mental health improved. I’m so grateful for this program. Thank you CH!

—Charlie Health Alum

“There is no way that you will leave this program without making positive changes.”

Charlie Health opened my mind to the whole group therapy thing. I was very hesitant when I joined initially, but the facilitator’s and fellow group members quickly made me feel comfortable and more willing to share and be more open minded. I would highly recommend this program to anyone – yes, it is time consuming; but if you put in the time and effort, there is no way that you will leave this program without making positive changes and experiencing true support and understanding.

—Etienne S.

“Gave me a sense of community in group sessions.”

Charlie Health has helped me learn new ways to get through tough times and gave me a sense of community in group sessions. My personal therapist was amazing and gave me all the tools to help myself be a better person as well as treat myself better. Anyone struggling with mental health can be sure that Charlie Health will help you get through.

—Justin L.

When I started Charlie Health, I was in crisis and not in a good place. Through individual therapy groups and family sessions, I got to a place where I could advocate for myself and stand up. I am still a work in progress, but I am in a place where I can stand on my own two feet.

—Sophia H.

Charlie Health has been absolutely amazing! I have loved finding Charlie Health and working on my mental health. Groups have been the best thing for me, and I would recommend Charlie Health to anyone who needs it.

—Charlie Health Alum

“I finally met people I could connect with .”

I never wanted treatment because I didn’t want to get better. But after signing up for Charlie Health and engaging in group, I finally met people I could connect with. Opening up and sharing was hard, but once I gained a connection with them, I was staying for them. Charlie Health is an amazing support system that help me get through some of the hardest parts of my life.

—Charlie Health Alum

“I loved being in Charlie Health.”

I have a long ways to go, but this was a big step and I’m proud I’ve made it this far. I loved being in Charlie Health and I honestly don’t want to leave.

—Ariana F.

“Charlie Health will help to put you in the right direction.”

Things might seem hard right now. but as long as you let them, Charlie Health will help to put you in the right direction to the next part of your journey. This is not the end.

—Jaden N.

“I can see positive results in my mental health.”

Charlie Heath, although it can be annoying and time consuming, has genuinely helped my mental health, and I can see positive results in my mental health and internal thinking.

—Charlie Health Alum

“I didn’t get help with postpartum depression until Charlie Health.”

After my daughter was born, I knew that something wasn’t right with my mental health, but because I live in a rural area where you have to wait six or seven months to see a provider, I didn’t get help with postpartum depression until Charlie Health. I always used to feel like I wasn’t good enough as a parent, but now I know that I’m trying to be the best mom I can be. Charlie Health taught me how to regulate my emotions and put things in perspective, which has made it easier to help my daughter manage her own emotions.

—Dejah J.

“I no longer feel that deep sense of emptiness and hopelessness.”

I didn’t want to die, but I didn’t know how to keep living anymore and I couldn’t see a way out. How can I possibly describe what it means to no longer be stuck there? I no longer feel that deep sense of emptiness and hopelessness that that I have carried for 20 years? I wish I could sum up this experience in a small blurb, but some things can only be felt. Trust the process. Clichés exist for a reason.

—Charlie Health Alum

“I have made amazing friends.”

I have made amazing friends and gotten so much support from both the program and my peers. There are so many options and Charlie Health is always open to feedback and growing their outreach and impact. I recommend that all Charlie Health graduates check out the Alumni Program for community, connection, and care.

—Emro B.

“I know now that I can love myself.”

Before I was in Charlie Health, I struggled with really bad anxiety and on-and-off depression. But throughout treatment, sharing with other people my age in group made me realize a lot. I know now that I can love myself even if others don’t and that I don’t have to be scared of everything. I really appreciate everyone who has helped me here at Charlie Health.

—Charlie Health Alum

“I now have the skills and coping strategies to continue successfully in my life.”

Charlie Health is by far the best thing that I did for myself. The facilitators are very personable even in a group setting. They truly care about what they do and want to see you succeed. I’m so disappointed to be leaving but I know that I now have the skills and coping strategies to continue successfully in my life.

—Amanda C.

I have been dealing with physical health issues that affect my mental health issues and through Charlie Health, I was able to help my mental health.

—Kaylee L.

“You’ll be a better you.”

This is a great program! You’ll be a better you by the end of it. So much support and amazing people to relate to and work with!

—Ayianna A.

“Charlie Health helped me find the tools I needed to keep going.”

I hit a very dark place in my life, where I felt like I was trapped with no way foreward. Charlie Health helped me find the tools I needed to keep going. Therapy doesn’t make the problems go away, but it helped me see them as surmoutable.

—Charlie Health Alum

“I was able to stay on campus while doing Charlie Health.”

I was at a really low point during my junior year of college, but I was able to stay on campus while doing Charlie Health. I could take care of myself in the morning, have a mid-day session, and then spend the whole evening doing extracurriculars. It felt too good to be true. Charlie Health taught me skills that I use every single day; things that I don’t even think about anymore. Now I can advocate in relationships and regulate my feelings.

—Sarah A.

“The people are amazing and they keep you motivated.”

Charlie Health helped me more than most of the therapy I’ve been through in the past. It might seem like a lot of work, but the people are amazing and they keep you motivated. I would recommend Charlie Health to any teen.

—Ruby M.

“Groups taught me incredible concepts and coping skills.”

Charlie Health was an amazing program to bridge my time in mental health inpatient care to my day-to-day life. I had the most thoughtful individual therapist which truly gave me hope in the mental health system. The process and alternative therapy groups taught me incredible concepts and coping skills. The care team is extremely responsive, which never made me feel alone. I am so grateful for this program and would recommend to any young adult who is looking to transform their mental health journey.

—Patricia N.

“I loved my therapist and group facilitators.”

Mental health can be really dangerous when you are so deep-rooted in fear. Having this consistent support and reminders of my own worth has been so beneficial. I made beautiful art and made some of my closest friends in Charlie Health. I loved my therapist and group facilitators. They all knew how to listen and see things from another perspective. I am very grateful for that open-mindedness and overall safe place to feel my feelings.

—Emerson T.

“I now know I’ll make it.”

It’s important to keep going no matter what. You should seek help when needed for your well-being and improving yourself and your health. There is always a light at the end. Life’s full of ups and downs, and personally, it’s a bumpy road, but thanks to Charlie Health, I now know I’ll make it and have the support I need.

—Bella Torrez

For a while, I had a hard time with social skills and confidence, but Charlie Health helped a lot. Everybody was very kind, patient, and understanding.

—Charlie Health Alum

“I now know that I am worthy.”

13 weeks ago, I was ready to take my life. I was ready to end it all. From the built up anger, pain, grief, everything I ever carried, I was ready to let it all go. It took a near-fatal overdose to finally realize I needed help. I was optimistic about this program, but I didn’t care to open up or to hear other people’s opinions at first. After week one, though, I had my first break through because I finally admitted that I wear a mask to cover my pain up. But I don’t have to. Having group therapy has made things easier. Having that support from people that deal with the same things as me and knowing I’m not alone in the world has been amazing. If you put in the work, I strongly believe you can achieve so many new things. You’ll be able to be the real you. Because of Charlie Health, I now know that I am worthy.

—Laura W.

“Very empowering and validating.”

I started Charlie Health in a very, very dark state. I was so low that I didn’t know what to do. Slowly, as I learned to open up in group and implement some of the strategies covered, I gained more tools to be able to combat my obstacles. I am far from cured or even better than where I’ve always been, but for the first time, I feel like i have the methodology to get there. It’s been very empowering and validating, I’ve learned so much about myself here.

—Sarah N.

“Charlie Health succeeded where other programs failed me.”

Charlie Health provided me with an invaluable sense of safety and community as an LGBT+ person. It is so hard for people to seek mental health treatment to begin with and being a part of marginalized communities can make that even more difficult. Charlie Health succeeded where other programs failed me in making me feel safe and secure in my identity, and with connecting me with other people who shared my identities and struggles and could really empathize and provide helpful feedback.

—Emily B.

“Charlie Health was quick to get me into the program.”

I was in a dark place when I started Charlie Health. I was either going into a hospital or going to die. Charlie Health was quick to get me into the program and made sure I had the backing and support I needed right away. I was able to advocate with work about my needs with my primary therapist’s support. Everyone in groups were so nice and helpful.I loved connecting with people going through struggles like mine.

—Bree D.

“I am still alive because of Charlie Health.”

I didn’t realize how bad I was struggling with my mental health until I joined the Charlie Health program and realized how similar yet distinct my story was to others. Mental Health feels like something that drags you down a lot of the time but with the people from Charlie Health and the support from group therapy, I learned how to better communicate and realized how much I was holding inside and that is how I knew I had found the right place. I can honestly say that although I am not completely done with my mental health journey, I am still alive because of Charlie Health and feel like life is a lot more worth living.

—Sarah L.

“This program saved my life.”

I don’t know if I have more to say than Ive already written, but this program saved my life, and I am grateful to have been able to access it.

—Charlie Health Alum

“Every bit of it is so worth it.”

“I’ve been struggling with depression and my mental health for about ten years. I’ve been in four different inpatient facilities; my most recent therapist said she hadn’t seen any improvement and was giving up on me as a client. I was in the psychiatric hospital for a week before being discharged, and part of my discharge plan was to attend Charlie Health. I was hesitant at first, I had always been told to avoid online therapy, just because it lacked the connection that in-person experiences had, but I live in a rural area, and the opportunity to connect with other people of the LGBTQ+ community who were struggling with the same experiences I was sounded too good to pass up. Charlie Health’s group therapy has helped me in so many ways. Not just with getting to meet people in the same community as me, even though that alone is amazing and an experience that should be treasured on its own. The group facilitators are all experienced and have their own stories to tell, and their own expertise to share. Every client that comes through has their own unique story, their own unique perspective on the world, their own unique identity that you get to learn. Hearing these stories, learning from these people – you don’t realize it at first, but it’s all part of the process. Every bit of it is so worth it.”

—Tobias M.

“I was able to see what it was that made life worth living.”

Charlie Health provided me with the tools that I needed to overcome my depression and finally start enjoying life again. If felt as if a sheet had been removed from my vision, and I was able to see what it was that made life worth living!

—Rory C.

Charlie Health helped me successfully navigate a tough transition time to full-time employment!

—Charlie Health Alum

“The Charlie Health environment is extremely supportive.”

I remember one session, I was struggling with saying something because it was about how I have harmed someone before. I might have accidentally worded it as something that I was a victim of, but then I reclarified it. I was so terrified of the response I would recieve because a lot of people in this group had experienced a lot of bad things in their life at the hands of others. Instead, I was met with love, because I was able to admit that I was wrong and tell the truth of the situation. I know many sessions where someone felt as if they were alone and then others in the group talked about how they went through the same thing or that things will get better. If anything, the Charlie Health environment is extremely supportive, and one that I think would be great for anyone.

—Nathan B.

“Thank you so much for being here for me.”

I truly believe that if you want to see a change in your life, you can make it a reality. Charlie Health has the resources, and you can utilize them alongside your groupmates to make your and their lives better. Thank you so much for being here for me.

—Brannon R.

“Even better than I thought.”

Charlie Health was so amazing. Even better than I thought!! I love that now that I’m done, I can go to alumni groups whenever I want!

—Palace C.

Charlie Health has been there through every thing…for the good and bad. Thank you for every thing. I am getting back to my self.

—Leah R.

“Charlie Health has been nothing but helpful.”

If you come into this like it’s a class, you can learn a lot. Charlie Health has been nothing but helpful and has helped me gain skills to better my mental health!

—Charlie Health Alum

“I’ve found a part of myself again, a spark of joy I haven’t seen in myself in years.”

When I started with Charlie Health, I was in a really dark place. I was actively re-experiencing my trauma through flashbacks and deeply depressed. Charlie Health helped me realize what was happening, how to handle those flashbacks in the moment and the future, and also helped me learn what it means to be worthy. I feel like I’ve found a part of myself again, a spark of joy I haven’t seen in myself in years. I’ve learned a lot of skills that I know will be in my toolbox for a long time. The bonds that I’ve made with my group and even the group facilitators has been so healing and validating.

—Hannah O.

We previously saw a therapist in an office setting, but the provider there mostly told my daughter that what she was doing was wrong. At Charlie Health, the therapists and the groups didn’t judge her. They listened to her, asked her how she felt, and guided her to better coping mechanisms.

—Aries D.

“I’ve made lifelong connections.”

I’ve benefitted greatly from the structure and support at Charlie Health, and I am lucky to have been placed in the group I was in because I’ve made lifelong connections. All of the staff members have been great and understanding.

—Charlie Health Alum

“My primary therapist was amazing.”

“Charlie Health was a great experience. The groups provided a safe space for me to talk about my issues and they always set me up with people that were struggling with the same things as me, allowing us to develop a natural rapport. The group facilitators did a great job understanding our feelings and guiding us through the topics, clearing up any confusions we had, as well as being open to new ideas from our own experiences as well. At no time did I feel judged or pressured. My primary therapist was amazing; she was kind and smart, and she every week should would challenge me to see my mental health from a different perspective. She helped with a lot of methods to tackle my anxiety, and I will always remember the lessons and conversations we had. “

—Charlie Health Alum

“I am forever grateful.”

This program has changed me in so many different ways. I am forever grateful for all that I learned and all of the help I received during my time with Charlie Health.

— Mikyla C.

“Charlie Health is the primary reason I have been able to make positive changes in my life.”

I came into Charlie Health very sick and concerned with my future. After only a week, I was already using new skills I had learned, and connecting with my group members in healthy ways. I have never felt more supported than when I was in my group setting. Having an individual therapist on top of group also helped with my extra needs that I was unable to cover in group. Unlike some therapy, I am able to perform different skills to regulate my mental health. I am confident that Charlie Health is the primary reason I have been able to make positive changes in my life and continue living every day to its fullest.

—Sydney C.R.

“Thank you for helping me and thousands of others who are just like me.”

“I first heard about Charlie Health when my younger sister was going through a crisis. I was astonished to hear about a virtual IOP that was not only nationwide, but really putting in the work to get state healthcare approval as well. I figured if the program was quality, that it could have a tremendous impact on the lack of accessible mental health care in America. A few months later, I found myself in crisis, the lowest I had ever been. It felt like it was meant to be. The admissions team made me feel safe and cared for almost immediately. I can’t thank them enough. Through my time here, I have had countless things come up where my mental health could have taken a nosedive. But I have been able to stay out of crisis to the aid of my peers and their support. I can’t thank Charlie Health enough for the fantastic work that goes into putting everyone in relevant groups. I even met another person who has narcolepsy, a very rare sleep disorder. It was effortless to connect with my group mates. We always made sure to help each other up when someone was down, because we knew that it was just a matter of time before it was one of us. My assigned therapist has allowed me to turn my life around. I have never felt so seen and understood by a professional, I can tell she actually cares. I’m looking forward to continuing working with her moving forward. I can’t recommend Charlie Health enough. I even would love to work for their tech department because I believe in the product that much. Thank you for helping me and thousands of others who are just like me.”

—Kayla M.

“I’m more comfortable talking with my parents now.”

I have really bad anxiety, so when my parents found this place, it sounded like a really good program that could help me. It definitely was. They have helped me a lot with my anxiety and I’m more comfortable talking with my parents now.

—Kaylee C.

“Charlie Health made me feel like I wasn’t alone.”

I have struggled with more in my life than I think anyone ever should, and sometimes my story feels like a bad supervillain’s backstory, as opposed to mine. I have kept so many things hidden from people in my life for my whole life, and almost no one knows everything about me and my past. But the people at Charlie Health made me feel like I wasn’t alone. Both the staff and the other group members made me feel like I wasn’t an alien–I felt like I was human with them. This program is amazing, and we need to have more programs for mental health like this one. Amazing place, with amazing people all around.

—Gloria M.

“I have never encountered such involved and compassionate care.”

I joined Charlie Health after a failed attempt to seek help from a local Emergency Department. I felt worthless and hopeless, like my family and friends would be better off without me. But at Charlie Health, for the first time in my life, I was provided with the skills I need to not only combat these big feelings, but to challenge them and change the way I perceive myself and the world around me. Charlie Health introduced me to the term “C-PTSD” and the results of working through my complex trauma have been incredible. I’ve been in and out of therapy for 15 years, and I have never encountered such involved and compassionate care from a team of professionals. Thank you, CH & teams!

—Camila B.

“I can’t thank Charlie Health enough, I don’t wan’t to know where i’d be right now if I hadn’t taken that leap of faith.”

When I stared Charlie Health 3 months ago, I couldn’t leave my house. I couldn’t get my own groceries, or drive a car, I wasn’t able to bathe or take basic care of myself. My anxiety and depression left me feeling completely alone and hopeless.When I reached out to Charlie Health and was greeted by staff that showed me they cared, I saw a glimmer of hope that I’ve been clinging to ever since. It was difficult finding my footing in groups, but once I was sure it was a safe space and started becoming more vulnerable, that’s when the real breakthroughs started happening. Being able to talk to my peers in a judgment free environment allowed me to process the really heavy stuff I’ve bottled up for so many years. I’ve learned so much about myself in so little time, and the connections I’ve made are truly genuine. I can’t thank Charlie Health enough, I don’t wan’t to know where i’d be right now if I hadn’t taken that leap of faith.

—Haley T.

At first Charlie Health felt like a lot in one week, but I grew to like it because I learned about coping skills that I didn’t realize I had. I also feel like I found kids in group therapy who I could relate to. I realized over time in group that I wasn’t alone.

—Ashlyn M.

“Charlie Health helped me realize my worth.”

I was struggling with my body image and self-worth, but the therapists at Charlie Health helped me realize my worth and that I can always talk to someone If I am having problems.

—Madelyn F.

“I made connections with people who struggle with the same things as me.”

Charlie Health provided me with a place to stop and reflect on my life and mental health like I have never done before. I learned strategies and tools that work for me and I made connections with people who struggle with the same things as me. I would highly recommend their program.

—Samantha C.

When I joined Charlie Health, I was at a very low point. Charlie Health probably saved my life. The group experience was very impactful. It’s the common support and common ground that we all have. Even if we don’t all have the same traumas, we may have gone through something similar and have advice for each other. I think it’s a beautiful thing. After joining Charlie Health, I finally quit my job and started pursuing something I genuinely have a passion in.

—Destiny A.

“The group really gave me validation and helped encourage me.”

I came to Charlie Health via a referral from previous care. What I noticed in my past treatment is that there are people coming in for all sorts of different reasons. At Charlie Health, I was placed in a group that I was much more easily able to relate to. The group really gave me validation and helped encourage me to take the steps I needed for my mental health. Also in my previous treatment, I didn’t have individual therapy, so coming to Charlie Health, the combination of encouragement from group members and the trauma-processing in individual therapy helped me get to a much better point in my recovery journey.

—David T.

“The group sessions helped me see that I’m not alone.”

Charlie Health was very beneficial to me. The group sessions helped me see that I’m not alone. Hearing others’ experiences and stories helped me talk about my own. My primary therapist was so helpful. She always had strategies for me to try, and a lot have worked.

—Tiya W.

“I now have the resources and skills I need to leave my house.”

I have dealt with severe anxiety my whole life. It didn’t start affecting me until this past year when I developed agoraphobia, which led to me being fully home-bound. I was depressed that I was missing out on everyday teen things, and anxious every time I thought about leaving my home. It wasn’t until I started going to groups at Charlie Health that I started to gain the confidence to start exposure therapy and begin my recovery journey. In only 3 months of being at Charlie Health, I was able to go on a 7-hour car ride with my family. After Charlie Health, I now have the resources and skills I need to leave my house and feel comfortable to be a functioning member of society.

—Charlie Health Alum

“The best thing I could have done for my anxiety, depression, and my overall mental health.”

Joining Charlie Health was the best thing I could have done for my anxiety, depression, and my overall mental health. If you are on the fence about group therapy or Charlie Health’s program, I would hop off that fence right now and join!

—Charlie Health Alum

“I started to see a change in the way I think and the way I feel about myself.”

When I first started Charlie Health, I was at an all-time low. I didn’t love myself, and I didn’t see the point in living after being treated like nothing by my ex-girlfriend. After giving Charlie Health’s groups a try, I started to see a change in the way I think and the way I feel about myself. If it wasn’t for taking that risk and participating, I don’t know where I would be now.

—Charlie Health Alum

Charlie Health has helped me tremendously. I never thought I could have achieved the goals I did in this short period of time.

—Brittany G.

Groups became something I looked forward to. It was really helpful and gave me a safe space to talk about things I felt like I couldn’t talk about anywhere else.

—Charlie Health Alum

“I feel healed in my heart.”

Charlie Health saved my life from being filled with self-doubt and my worst impulsive thoughts. I found people who really got it and just wanted to see me thrive. People who helped me really understand in my body and mind that I wasn’t crazy but that I really survived abuse. I think this program and the staff and clients alongside me are some of the people I can confidently say I will always hold in the highest esteem. I will remember every moment of this experience because I truly believe that I met the most compassionate and loving people I will ever know. Thank you to you all, I feel healed in my heart.

—Orion R.

“They helped me learn new coping skills.”

Charlie Health has helped me during a time when I needed support and community. They helped me learn new coping skills and I met new friends who have empathy and mutual understanding.

—Holly S.

Charlie Health did a lot for me in terms of exposing me to people who have different experiences than me. I was shocked at how I, as a 20-year-old college student, was able to connect with a mother of 3, a doctor, and many other people who were in totally different places in their life than me. It was a rough ride but worth it.

—Annabelle C.

“It helped me feel like I was not alone in this world.”

I was very angry and depressed when I first came to Charlie Health, but with help/guidance/listening/reassurance, it helped me feel like I was not alone in this world. I got the help that I wanted and needed to get to change my mindset.

—Kairey M.

“You guys really made going to therapy easy for me.”

Charlie Health has been wonderful! You guys really made going to therapy easy for me. I needed that and so do many others! It was refreshing to find such ease and lack of barriers to receive care! And It is so nice to know that post-treatment, I can attend the alumni groups. This is wonderful work! You all are angles! Thank you to everyone at Charlie Health and those I got the opportunity to be in group with and befriend! Much peace and love to you all and to all whom are beginning this journey! I wish you all my best!:)

—Olivia P.

“Charlie Health truly saved my life.”

Charlie Health truly saved my life. I have made so much progress these past twelve weeks. I wouldn’t have been able to do it without being admitted into this IOP. Thank you everyone.

—Krista H.

“After my first group session, I left smiling.”

When I got to Charlie Health, I was in a place where I did not want to accept any more help. I was fresh out of the hospital and had seen my fair share of therapists and psychiatrists. I was put in Charlie Health by hospital staff because it was the one thing I was sort of open to. After my first group session, I left smiling. That was the first time I showed a genuine smile in 7 months. It wasn’t overnight or in one Zoom meeting that I felt better, but over the weeks in Charlie Health, I connected and shared with people in ways I had been very closed off to just weeks before. I loved my time here, and I looked forward to group every day. Even if I didn’t share, I still enjoyed it. I love Charlie Health and thank them for getting me out of place I never thought I could.

—Nia W.

“I connected with so many people after years of isolation.”

I was at the absolute end of my rope with no hope left. This program was the last chance I was gonna give my life. Being here has completely changed my view of myself. I’ve learned to love myself. Even when I was having a bad day, I always knew there was another meeting coming soon, so I stopped feeling hopeless the way I used to. I feel so much more able to deal with my problems, and being in groups made me realize that I’m not a fundamentally messed up person. I connected with so many people after years of isolation. I wish it could last forever, but the change you’ve made in me is permanent.

—Cassidy W.

“The skills that I learned saved my life. .”

My depression started really young, when I was 4 or 5 years old. I’ve dealt with so much since then—childhood sexual trauma, an eating disorder and then substance abuse. I flunked out of school and went on medical leave to find treatment. Charlie Health was the first thing I found. It’s given me the emotional maturity to handle hard things and I’ve gotten more emotional regulation, which is something I wish I had my entire life. The skills that I learned saved my life—my stressors are still there but how I react is completely different. It feels so good to have agency over my emotions. That’s something I’ve never felt before.

—Demi G.

“Charlie Health saved my life.”

Before Charlie Health, I was really struggling with my anxiety. Going to work, doing daily chores and activities, getting out of bed, and even taking care of my basic needs was too much and too difficult for me. My anxiety led to bouts of depression and mania that cycled rapidly and left me exhausted. My medication management was very poor, and my therapist told me, “Your problems are beyond my capabilities.” So, she suggested Charlie Health. I’m really glad I chose to call Charlie Health and participate in the program. I haven’t felt this good in months. I have a new lease on life and feel so happy and understood. My anxiety is at an all-time low, and my depression, while still fluctuating, is manageable. I can go to work now without feeling crippling anxiety, and I can function day-to-day in ways I never thought possible three months ago. Charlie Health saved my life. I’m so happy.

—Jessica B.

“My confidence and sense of self-worth have grown a TON.”

I have seen a lot of growth within myself, and the people around me have seen it too. Even people I’m not super close with, such as coworkers, have noticed that I am handling stressful situations a lot better than I have in the past. I have gained weight (positive), I have learned so many tools to self soothe. My suicidal ideation is next to nothing. When the thoughts do pop up, I am able to remind myself that that’s not truly what I want. My confidence and sense of self-worth have grown a TON. I am so happy with the care I got from Charlie Health.

—Sydney T.

“Charlie Health has helped me open up more.”

Charlie Health has helped me a lot with dealing with my mental health. I’ve been struggling in silence for years, but Charlie Health has helped me open up more and be there for myself so I can be there for others.

—Daniel C.

“Charlie Health has been life-changing for me.”

For those who want to better themselves and truly want to make a change, Charlie Health is the route. At first, I had my doubts, but I planned to engage as much as possible to make a positive change. After the first two weeks, I had already noticed a difference in my mood and the way that I process the things that are going on. Charlie Health was amazing. Group therapy and the one-on-one therapy sessions provided so many beneficial insights and opinions that allowed me to think from multiple perspectives. Charlie Health has been life-changing for me, and I hope that it can do the same for others.

—Nicholas P.

“My daughter was acting like herself again.”

I really didn’t know what to do for my daughter before Charlie Health. I’ve always felt I’ve been alone in this. I felt so helpless. Within the first week [of her starting Charlie Health], my daughter was acting like herself again. Charlie Health has given my daughter and me lifelong tools to navigate her anxiety and panic attacks. I’ve been blown away. I’m very impressed and very happy.

—Tasia C.

“I am no longer in crisis.”

Charlie Health was a great program to be apart of. I am very satisfied with the care and support I received. After some very traumatic events, I had thoughts of harming myself and started Charlie Health. I am so happy to say I am no longer in crisis and have gained many different skills to help me in times of hardship. I recommend Charlie Health to anyone who needs extra support and care.

—Krista E.

“Asking someone for help isn’t giving up…its refusing to give up.”

Charlie Health has helped me through most of my mental problems. You just have to give them a chance. They can help teach you how to cope with anything. For example, I learned that if you’re having a panic attack, you can use the tapping method. I learned that asking someone for help isn’t giving up…its refusing to give up. It may seem like you’re a bother, but in reality it only makes your health better instead of bottling it up inside. Don’t stop believing in yourself you. You can get through this 🙂

—Peyton R.

I am very grateful to go through this program. CH has helped me cope with issues that led to my depression and anxiety.

—Micah J.

“Charlie Health is intense but well worth it.”

I joined Charlie Health because I needed therapy after going through a divorce. I was struggling with depression, anxiety, and insomnia. I knew it was time to do something about it. Because of Charlie Health, I’ve been able to network with others and remain in contact with some of the people from my cohort who went through treatment with me. Charlie Health is intense but well worth it.

—Brian J.

When I started Charlie Health, I was drinking to cope and things were really bad. But with the help of my therapist, we slowly got to work on everything I was dealing with. I learned about self-care and how to work with my anxiety and depression so that I can take better care of my kids.

—Monice C.

“They tailor your individual experience.”

Charlie Health has been a very helpful and supportive environment. I really like how easy it is to get mental healthcare virtually and how they tailor your individual experience to your needs and your lived experiences. I would definitely recommend the program to others. It has helped me tremendously as I heal.

—Andrew K.

“Charlie Health has made a huge improvement in my life.”

I was really struggling with stuff at home before I joined Charlie Health. After about two groups, I got very comfortable with all the group facilitators. Charlie Health has made a huge improvement in my life, and I will forever thank them for that!

—Cailynn D.J.

“Charlie Health genuinely saved me.”

Charlie Health genuinely saved me. I met some of the best people in my life and made amazing connections. I hope every can get the same benefits that I received in this program.

—Tessa A.

“Being in my own space while talking about difficult things added to the safety.”

I was unsure about going into something virtual, but it was so helpful! I think that being in my own space while talking about difficult things added to the safety I felt. The facilitators/staff really truly care about the well-being of group members and are so supportive.

—Charlie Health Alum

“I’m now able to resist my urges to self-harm.”

For a long while, I’d been struggling with mental health issues, with suicidal thoughts and self-harm issues as a result of mental abuse. There was a big incident where I tried to severely harm myself. I was put into Charlie Health, and it was a good experience for me. I’m now able to resist my urges to self-harm, and my family relationship have gotten better. The healing process is hard, but it gets easier by the month.

—Alice B.

“I wouldn’t have gotten out of that dark place.”

Charlie Health has changed my view on groups and their benefits to the healing/self discovery journey. I feel that I have learned so much from not only sharing my story but listening to others’ and providing feedback that I needed myself. I am leaving Charlie Health thinking and feeling more clear, balanced, and confident than when I came in and I’m so excited to continue down this path. Thank you Charlie Health and all who were a part of my journey. I wouldn’t have gotten out of that dark place without you!

—Kiana P

“It has honestly been a lifesaver…I love it here.”

I was unsure if I wanted to go back to therapy, but I knew I needed it as my social anxiety was going haywire almost every single day and my depression was getting worse. I couldn’t find a therapist within my city that had availability or took my insurance, but then my psychiatrist suggested Charlie Health. I figured out they could help me and work around my schedule at work and school. It has honestly been a lifesaver and I am so happy that I continued with the process of showing up and working through my struggles within group and individual therapy sessions. I love it here, and if I ever need to come back, I will.

—Jazmyn S.T.

“I thought I was never going to be better.”

Charlie Health made a huge difference. I thought I was never going to be better and then I was. It is easy and comfortable.

—Charlie Health Alum

“I made so many friends and memories along the way.”

Prior to Charlie Health, I had been hospitalized twice and had even been in an in-person IOP program. Even after the second hospitalization, I truly did not know if I would ever get my life back together. However, with the help of Charlie Health, I not only met my mental health goals, but I made so many friends and memories along the way. Memories that will last a lifetime. And that’s the beauty of Charlie Health. Everyone here is so kind, caring, and only wants your best interest. It’s one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. If you’re ever struggling with mental health, Charlie Health is the best place to go.

—Charlie Health Alum

“It was a great experience, I appreciate it.”

—Charlie Health Alum

“Charlie Health gave me a different perspective on my mental health.”

I learned about Charlie Health after going to the emergency room when I was feeling suicidal. The social worker there told me about the program, and it sounded like the best option because I figured something intensive would be good for me. My individual therapist at Charlie Health gave me a different perspective on my mental health and pointed out some coping skills that I already had. I also really liked the group aspect. Having other people around was very helpful. I learned a lot from their contributions.

—Charlie Health Alum

“It ended up being very comforting to hear other people’s stories.”

Before Charlie Health I was not in a very good relationship. It took a huge toll. I ended up having to go to the hospital, and that’s when Charlie Health was recommended to me. I’d never done group sessions, so I was really nervous, but it ended up being very comforting to hear other people’s stories. After treatment, I met up with my ex, and he said he wanted to get back together, but I told him I didn’t trust him in the way I needed for a relationship. I never expected to be able to stick up for myself, and it definitely showed how much I changed through Charlie Health.

—Victoria L.

“Charlie Health helped me feel again.”

I was numb to all emotions for nearly a decade, but Charlie Health helped me feel again. I learned that it’s okay to feel differently than what society might think.

—Brianna S.

“I’m now laughing and smiling and loving my life.”

When I came to Charlie Health, I was angry about all kinds of stuff. I didn’t laugh because of the anger. Working with Charlie Health, I’m now laughing and smiling and loving my life. I highly recommend them.

—Charlie Health Alum

“My mom said, ‘We have our Maddy back’.”

Charlie Health was very helpful for me. I was able to come off a lot of my medications that were causing my mental health crisis. My mood improved so drastically that my mom said, “We have our Maddy back.” I learned so many self-care skills that I didn’t even know before. My mom even learned a lot more about how I communicate and what I need. I have been able to communicate better with my medical team because Charlie Health has helped me be more open with them. I have been able to advocate for my needs better. For example, the care provider for my braces knows that I am more comfortable seeing him in my home and when I need to go into his office he schedules it at the end of the day so I do not get over stimulated. He allows enough time for my care in my home or in the office.

—Madeline R.

“I have never felt so happy with myself.”

I struggled very much with anxiety and panic disorder and depression. I was super nervous about joining Charlie Health but now that I have completed the program, I have never felt so happy with myself. I have been able to control my mental health and live my life.

—Charlie Health Alum

“This program saved my life.”

I came to CH with so much trauma and undiagnosed mental health issues. I couldn’t see how things could possibly get better for me, but Charlie Health gave me reason to keep going, to keep trying. This program saved my life.

—Elora D.

“My mental health has changed for the better.”

I went from having panic attacks several times a week without any coping skills to having panic attacks once a week or less with strategies to use. Before Charlie Health, no one was able to help me find any solutions to my extreme panic attacks. My mental health has changed for the better because of the services at Charlie Health.

—Julia

“I had never met other people like me.”

Before Charlie Health, I had never met other people like me. Going through the program with people I could relate to for the first time in my life…it made me feel seen. My group validated my experience in a big way. The connection to a community and having the means to do that via Charlie Health- that’s meant everything to me in terms of my mental health journey

—Scarlet L.

“I went from like rock bottom to the highest point I’d ever been.”

I went from like rock bottom to the highest point I’d ever been at with Charlie Health. My experiences at Charlie Health definitley changed me and changed my perspective. I went into it thinking it would fix me, and I realized halfway through the program that nobody is going to fix me, there’s nothing to be fixed, I am just here to help myself and they are here to provide me with the resources to help myself. That felt eye-opening.

—Siobhan M.

“The skills that I learned saved my life.”

My depression started really young, when I was 4 or 5 years old. I’ve dealt with so much since then—childhood sexual trauma, an eating disorder and then substance abuse. I flunked out of school and went on medical leave to find treatment. Charlie Health was the first thing I found. It’s given me the emotional maturity to handle hard things and I’ve gotten more emotional regulation, which is something I wish I had my entire life. The skills that I learned saved my life—my stressors are still there but how I react is completely different. It feels so good to have agency over my emotions, that’s something I’ve never felt before.

—Demi

“You never know what you can learn or who you will meet.”

Eva and Megan have added a variety of processing groups for different communities, workshops to learn/hone skills, DND, and other fun activities. I am active in a lot of the different activities myself (when I can remember to go) and have made some great friends from this program. You never know what you can learn or who you will meet. The program helps me to be accountable to prioritize my mental health when I’m doing process groups or journaling workshops. I’m extremely grateful to be able to do that at no cost.

—Cherie T.

“I have already made amazing friends.”

I was in the Charlie Health IOP program in 2022. I spent the past year in recovery and have recently reconnected with CH through the Alumni resources. I have already made amazing friends and gotten so much support from both the program and my peers. There are so many options and Charlie Health is always open to feedback and growing their outreach and impact. I recommend that all Charlie Health graduates check out the Alumni Program for community, connection and care.

—Emro B.

“The alumni groups have been amazing.”

The alumni group have been amazing! Very open to ideas and suggestions and the group facilitators are open to being accommodating and open to suggestions even at the last minute! I have felt safe and comfortable since joining, and I will admit it was a little anxious because it was a change and didn’t know anyone but it’s been amazing and a very welcoming experience!

— Theresa R.

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