I never thought I could make peace with my mental illness.

I thought I would be sick forever and die in a psychiatric hospital. I have a fear of psych wards. Through psychosocial rehabilitation and going to an adult partial care program five days a week I was soon able to access and get outpatient services. I feel like going to a program five days a week for over a year was one of the best things I ever did. I would go to a program again depending on whether or not they have journaling and poetry groups.

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I am a Black Guyanese woman. I'm thirty nine years old. I went back to college to take Early Childhood Education classes. I want to get a second 48-credit BA degree in Early Childhood Education by 2021. I go to NJCU. I have a BA in Creative Writing from NJCU. I graduated from NJCU in August 2015. I transferred to NJCU from Mercer. I have my AA degree from Mercer in Humanities and Social Science since May 2007. I write poems, I write memoirs, I'm a blogger and I am taking a children's lit course. I love reading memoirs. I also do book reviews from time to time. My favorite poet is Emily Dickinson. I grew up in Ewing, New Jersey. I live in Princeton Junction with my parents!

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