Kate is lucky. She is a survivor among the 26,000 women whose lives are taken by alcohol dependency each year. She is one person among the mere 7% adults in the U.S. who have alcohol use disorder and who will seek treatment. Considering that women with substance use disorder are also more likely to have co-occurring mental illnesses like postpartum depression, it was critical that Kate got help when she did.
Kate’s story began with a happy childhood, high school friendships, and an almost expected college partying phase. She got married and eventually gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. Shortly after, though, Kate developed postpartum depression. Not knowing how to cope, she began medicating with a prescription from her doctor and on her own – with alcohol.
With the insistence from her parents, Kate sought treatment at Herrington Recovery Center for both her substance use disorder and depression. During this time, Kate received a patient care grant from the foundation that allowed her to stay in treatment to complete her treatment process. On March 17, 2018, she celebrated one year of sobriety. Celebrate with Kate on the one year anniversary of her sobriety and hear how she fought to become a mom her daughter could be proud of >>.
With you by our side, we can save the lives of individuals like Kate who struggle with mental health challenges and addiction, increase access to evidence-based treatment programs at Rogers Behavioral Health, and stop children and their families from hiding due to stigma and shame.
Rogers Foundation works with supporters like you to save the lives of those affected by mental health challenges. Make your gift if you want to:
- save someone from living another day with the pain of their mental health challenge
- create a compassionate society that believes in the inclusion of all who are faced with mental health challenges
- influence the course of mental health through research and outcomes studies
- build facilities that instill dignity and respect to those brave enough to speak up and seek help
- join together with like-minded people who want to give the gift of a better day
Please, will you help us save more lives this year than ever before by showing your support?