Bailey was a newly-graduated registered nurse working in the Intensive Care Unit of a hospital when the COVID-19 global pandemic turned her life upside down. “That was really difficult on me—mentally, physically, and especially emotionally.” Bailey started going to therapy and doing everything she could to take care of herself, but it still wasn’t enough. “I was going to therapy, I started working with a personal trainer at the gym, I started eating better, I was drinking more water, I moved to a different unit at the hospital… and I still wasn’t me, I wasn’t myself. I was anxious all the time, I was depressed, I was having panic attacks—I didn’t want to be on this planet anymore.” Bailey knew that she needed further help. She had done all she could do on her own, and she needed more. She needed Beautiful Minds.
“The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) really helped me to understand that we are not alone in our journey to mental wellness…that it’s okay to feel. It helped me learn different ways to cope, different ways to take care of myself, and helped me on the path to being the best person I could be…I feel so much lighter, I feel happy. Coming to IOP changed my life.”