Before coming to Mercy, I was depressed and barely functioning. I struggled with anorexia and bulimia and thoughts of food consumed my life. I also struggled with self-harm and substance abuse and frequently had thoughts of death. I was completely void of hope and felt I could never be redeemed from my mistakes and failures. I was out of options and out of money when I heard about Mercy from a social worker. I believed in God but I didn’t understand why my prayers didn’t seem to be working. I wanted to feel Him, so I decided to apply.
During my time at Mercy, I’ve learned that through the death of Christ, I am redeemed and that God no longer remembers my past failures. I am loved and cherished by God and through Him I can do anything! He has renewed my hope and I can love myself for the first time, even in my imperfection.
After graduation, I plan to finish my master’s degree in clinical psychology and I would like to work as a counselor. And of course, I want to get married and have children.