1 in 4.
I've seen people get better and regain their senses of self and find a life worth living again. We have abilities even in the most discouraging situations. The clients I see are heroic - all of them are on their own path, each different but all courageous.
Generational poverty, addiction, and stigma in our society can all lead to despair and many people aren't even aware how the old thoughts and situations influence who they are today. When someone realizes what oppression is, they can fight back in healthy ways against it.
I am so grateful I have the opportunity to help people overcome their pain. There is nothing better than to see healing right in front me.