Mental health assistance in a home-like environment.
A Success Story
Former Resident of Courtyard
Manor of Wixom
My first hospitalization for psychiatric reasons was for depression at the age of 17. For years, I was very non-compliant with my medications. Using illegal drugs for self-medication was a big part of my life. I had too many hospitalizations to even count.
At the age of 42, I was placed into the care of the State of Michigan in adult foster care homes. At this point, not only did I have major psychiatric problems, but also major medical problems. I went from home to home, not having much success, until I ended up at Courtyard Manor of Wixom.
Courtyard Manor was an excellent place to regain my life. It took 10 years, but now I am in my own apartment. I cook, clean and have activities. I am happy and finally feel whole, enjoying life again.
Courtyard Manor was a structured environment for me with staff and residents who cared for each other. It was a little community inside a bigger community. My experience there gave me the strength to realize that I could handle things better in life. Courtyard helped me to understand my mental illness and that the key to stabilization is medication.
STRENGTH, SUPPORT & LOVE = LIFE