Several years ago, WestBridge launched our marathon-themed campaign to educate and support families who struggle with the co-occurring problems of mental illness and substance use disorder. Because recovery is a journey that requires preparation, training, encouragement and ongoing support, the marathon theme accurately symbolizes what WestBridge offers: commitment to long-term care. The professional staff at WestBridge facilities understands the fatigue and discouragement that families often experience as they struggle to find a solution for loved ones with mental health issues and substance use disorders. The campaign is intended to highlight the importance of teamwork and collaboration in helping men and their families succeed in their marathon of recovery.
“Our goal is to reach other families who feel they are alone in their journey,” says Mary Woods, CEO at WestBridge. “Part of our campaign includes continuing our work to help end the stigma of mental illness and substance use disorders. We want to draw attention to the role of a supportive community like WestBridge in helping the family heal and find balance. You’re not alone. We’re here to join you in that marathon, to stay in the race, and continue on to a healthy and fulfilling life in which you still have the community support you need.”Our goal is to reach other families who feel they are alone in their journey.
The campaign recognizes the isolation and vulnerability of families in which their male loved one is facing mental illness and substance use disorders. Through WestBridge’s support and community care, families are finally able to focus on healing and participants meet with open doors to opportunities that may not have been possible before. It’s a story of hope and family-centered community where WestBridge serves as a “safety-net” for these individuals as they are on the path to balance and recovery.
“At WestBridge, we recognize that when a loved one has a mental illness and substance use disorder, the journey to recovery can seem like a marathon to that individual and his family,” said Mary Woods, CEO at WestBridge. “While treatment and recovery are often portrayed as more of a sprint than a marathon, the experience of many families has shown us the need for ongoing professional and community support in order to sustain recovery.”
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