At the age of 36, Adam met Jane. They had dreams of building a beautiful home and starting a family, but his past trauma got in the way. He began to withdraw from intimate situations and masked his feelings with anger. He felt he could not open up to anyone and his sense of loneliness increased.
Over time, Jane and Adam’s relationship began to deteriorate. Jane felt discouraged and isolated, having her attempts consistently denied by the man she loved. Even though they both craved connection, they didn’t know how to do it in a healthy and sustainable way. This is when Adam sought help at Carizon.
He discovered that, despite his financial barriers, help was available. With your support Carizon offers counselling services on a sliding fee scale, so people like Adam can afford the help they need. We don’t turn anyone away who needs our supports and services.
Adam attends counselling services to address his childhood trauma, and better understand the effects his past experiences have on his current relationships. Adam has grown to trust the process of counselling at Carizon. He has also learned to trust others and to embrace vulnerability. Counselling has given Adam the opportunity to learn skills to manage his personal relationships and express his needs in a healthy way.
You may know someone, like Adam, who is struggling. Actually, statistics estimate that 1 in 5 people in Canada will personally experience mental health issues in the upcoming year.
So far this year 4,748 individuals have accessed counselling services at Carizon. Your support makes it possible for Carizon to continue helping people thrive in our community. Please consider donating today.