Briana Lopez’s life was nothing like the lives of her peers. Her friends had stable home lives with loving parents. Briana and her five siblings were placed in foster care when she was six years old, following the incarceration of both of her parents. Briana spent her days watching Annie...Read more..
Tiaa Mason is a firm believer in the concept of ‘paying it forward.’ Seventeen years ago, Tiaa came to Jackson-Field from another residential program. Struggling with depression and the aftereffects of physical abuse, Tiaa was guarded, withdrawn, and skeptical about her future. Because she had anger management issues, Tiaa’s therapists...Read more..
I will survive! More than 22 years ago, Yesenia Melendez’ mother walked out on her – relinquishing custody of the local Department of Social Services. That’s when Yesenia began a long journey of struggling to survive a series of foster and group home placements. She arrived at Jackson-Feild as a...Read more..
Living with her mother, stepfather, and much-loved maternal grandmother, Marsha was devastated when her grandmother passed away. Unable to deal properly with her grief, Marsha embarked on a long trail of dysfunctional and inappropriate behaviors that included verbal and physical aggression, substance abuse, promiscuity, stealing, poor impulse control, running away,...Read more..
My daughter needs help. I need help. The realization rang through her head again and again. Holly’s mother was at a loss. She had tried for many years to help her daughter on her own, but the last few years had been marked by eruptions of Holly’s distressing and dangerous...Read more..
They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Jeff’s story can so easily be proof of that adage. At the time of Jeff’s birth, his father was in jail, and his mother abandoned him. He was left the care of his paternal grandmother, a paranoid schizophrenic. All other...Read more..
If it is to be, it is up to me. These ten simple words can help us change our life. Sometimes we are our own worst enemy. We put roadblocks of negative thinking in our path in life. We are paralyzed by our doubts and fears. Hillary’s life was in...Read more..
At JFBHS, Hillary participated in psychoeducational groups—Positive Communication, Independent Living Skills and Anger Management, just to name a few. She completed her treatment and was successfully discharged in March 2020 to an independent living program in her home locality. She will receive community-based mental health and substance use treatment services
Our campus provided a safe and stable environment for Hillary to learn skills to assist with emotional regulation, anger management, substance use education, and relapse prevention skills.
Jeff arrived at JFBHS with diagnoses of major depressive disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity, oppositional defiant disorder, and cannabis use disorder. He also was carrying a huge chip on his shoulder.
Thanks to a plan of care developed specifically for Jeff and his needs, Jeff began to show a different side of himself.
At JFBHS, Holly received the support she needed including GED preparation, medication management, individual therapy, family therapy, life skills training, and intensive family therapy.
Our campus provided a safe and stable environment for Holly to learn skills to assist with emotional regulation, anger management, substance use education, and relapse prevention skills.
“I was angry that my grandmother died.
I didn’t know how to deal with the pain.
I tried everything to dull my feelings.
Somehow the people at Jackson-Feild were able to help me se there were better ways to easy my grief and pain.
I am excited to be in an independent living program. I’m looking forward to starting
cosmetology school soon.”