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Briden’s story: Rising above borderline personality disorder

11/15/22 04:25:pm

Briden remembers struggling with low self-esteem in grade school, thinking no one liked or understood her. When she started high school, Briden says her mental health began to spiral, resulting in self-harm and eating disorder behaviors. Her dietician encouraged her to seek treatment at Rogers. It took some time, but, eventually, Briden made the call for help. She was admitted to Focus Depression Recovery adolescent residential care in Oconomowoc.

“Getting treatment is one of the most profound and amazing ways I’ve helped myself in my life,” says Briden, who is now pursuing a career in the mental health and addiction field. “The entire staff genuinely cared for me. I had tried other residential programs before and nothing compared to Rogers’ individualized approach. I will forever be grateful for the entire team. They truly saved me.”

Peggy Scallon, MD, medical director of the program, is happy to hear Briden’s positive treatment experience was a turning point in her life.

“It’s so rewarding to hear how our former patients have woven these new skills into their lives,” says Dr. Scallon. “Our clinical team works closely together for the most accurate diagnoses and treatment plans, and we see dramatic improvements in our residents. I’m not surprised that Briden is now working to help others.”

Watch the video above to hear more about the hope and healing Briden found at Rogers.

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