Marli’s Recovery Story

“After suffering from debilitating anxiety and panic attacks for over 20 years, I eventually developed fibromyalgia. I was in constant pain and experienced muscle spasms, tingling, numbness, along with other symptoms. Eventually, the anxiety and chronic pain became more than I could bare, both physically and emotionally. I was in a really dark place and giving up all hope. I had been to numerous doctors and specialists. I often felt discounted and unheard. I was often passed on to another doctor, told they couldn’t help me, or prescribed yet another pill. Some of the medications only numbed some of the symptoms temporarily, while some of the other medications created even worse symptoms. I was done with doctors. It got so bad, that I eventually had to take a leave of absence from work. That’s when it got really dark. Just when I thought there was no hope or help for me, I discovered The Bridge. As soon as I read about it, I knew it was exactly what I needed and couldn’t get there fast enough. I hated to fly but was ready to jump on a plane to get help. I eventually did get on that plane and spent 19 days at The Bridge participating in every treatment modality and group they had to offer. The types of treatments, the providers, the speakers, the staff, and the facility itself was top notch. I put in the work and faced my demons. I was even able to get off the vast majority of my medications. I’m now home, back at work, and living life to its fullest with my family. I am no longer just existing and going through the motions each day. My anxiety is a thing of the past and the physical pain is minimal. The tingling and numbness is gone. Everyone says I am a different person when they see me or they can just hear the difference in my voice on the phone. I know I am different. I am new and improved and I owe everything to The Bridge. I attribute my success to the program, its founder, all of the treatment modalities, speakers, groups, activities, the amazing staff, etc. Yes, I worked hard too. I laughed and I cried for 19 days. I wish everybody that needed help for a chronic debilitating issue, whether physical, emotional, or both, could have the same opportunity that I did to attend The Bridge and to make it to the other side, where a much brighter future awaits you.”