Megan seemed like any other rebellious, outspoken teenager. She was struggling in school, fighting with her brothers and not getting along with her friends. But much to her mother’s dismay, at just 15, the troubled teen, beloved by her family and friends, had done the unthinkable – attempted to take her own life. When her mother, Rhiannon, found her passed out on the floor with empty pill bottles surrounding her, she rushed her to the emergency room and Megan was later admitted to the Children’s Crisis Unit – a move that would save her life.
After spending several days on the Unit being stabilized, her cry for help was answered in the form of weekly in-home family and individual counseling and medication management from a DLC child and adolescent psychiatrist who began treating her for depression and ADD. Slowly, but surely she came out of her shell, began to realize all that she had in life to look forward to and once again found joy in activities and friends.
In just a short year, Megan has found parts of herself that she loves and appreciates and knows she is surrounded by people who she can turn to. Today she is shining by performing in her school choir, making good grades and helping others by sharing her story.
“I thought I was going to lose my child. DLC made sure I didn’t. I have so much gratitude for everything they’ve done for her and continue to do for her.” -Rhiannon, Megan’s Mother