I experienced a lot of verbal abuse growing up. This led to fear, anxiety, eating disordered behavior and depression. I cut myself to numb the pain I was feeling and to punish myself. I hated myself and felt I could never be good enough. I used over-the-counter drugs and prescription drugs to try and kill myself. I heard about Mercy from a friend and decided to apply.
While at Mercy, God has literally saved my life. I know I am forgiven, loved and accepted by God. I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I am not my past and I have a life worth living in Him.
After graduation, I plan to work on finishing my creative writing degree. I also hope to get married someday. I want to share God’s love!