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ALL FEP CENTERS ARE ACCEPTING NEW PARTICIPANTS AS WELL AS CONTINUING TO OFFER SERVICES THAT FOLLOW CDC GUIDELINES FOR COVID-19

You Are Not Alone

These are stories that come from our PA centers as well as from our friends and colleagues at OnTrackNY.   OnTrackNY helps people achieve their goals for school, work, and relationships. Programs are located throughout New York State.

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"Start with yourself, be comfortable being honest with what you are going through. It is okay to go through something just as long as you have an outlet to express yourself"

Anna is a young artist and OnTrackNY participant who began experiencing psychosis when she started college. With the support of her father and best friend, Anna discusses the role of creative expression in her recovery.

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"There are so many people out there who care about you as a human being, not just about your symptoms."

Ambar first experienced hearing voices while abroad in Spain, and at 19 she was diagnosed with schizophrenia. With the help of family, friends, OnTrackNY and other support programs she was able to return to school and in the future aspires to write a book about her experiences.

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An empowering path to recovery with the caring team from the ENGAGE clinic

"I didn't know that I had empowerment, that I was a valid human being...I am very excited about the possibility for the future for myself in a way that I couldn't have imagined would have been possible without the FEP programs.”

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Finding hope and support with providers from the STEP clinic

"It's really helped for me to realize that things can get better, you can make improvements in your life. Nothing's easy at first but with practice and time and effort it becomes gradually easier. There is nothing you can't overcome.”

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Just before starting college, Sebastian began having unusual auditory and visual experiences.

With the support from OnTrackNY and using music to cope, Sebastian gained the confidence to share his story to help others. Sebastian’s mother also shares her perspective on recovery and being part of OnTrackNY.

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"D"-Learning to Prioritize Your Mental Health

Finding hope and support with providers from the STEP clinic

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Lauren started "Living Well With Schizophrenia" because she lives with the diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type.

This is a channel dedicated to increasing knowledge around schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and mental illness. These videos are intended to be a resource for people with the diagnosis, their loved ones, and for people who just want to learn more about the illness.