William's Story: The Mental Health Safety Net Turns Despair to Hope

mult_co_hd_5"I am one of the most fortunate mental health patients in the city of Salem. You may wonder why someone with severe bipolar disorder can consider himself lucky, but let me tell you how I got to think this way.

"A counselor I was seeing referred me to Northwest Human Services in West Salem for affordable care. As soon as I arrived, a friendly receptionist welcomed me with a smile and helped me fill out the new patient form. When I met my health care provider, I knew right away that I would receive quality medical care.

"I don't know what would have happened to me without the support and quality care from Northwest Human Services. I'm grateful for this safety net. It holds me up with competent and caring professionals who dedicate themselves to serving vulnerable people in our community - like me."