Programs For People - Framingham, MA

Stories from Our House

Programs For People is an independent, self-supporting agency founded in 1973 to enable adults recovering from mental illness to achieve success in life. Its services are comprehensively designed to teach coping skills, promote symptom relief, build healthy relationships with family and friends, and to assist those served to prepare for, obtain, and maintain employment.

"Eleana"

"Eleana" is a 59-year old woman who came to us upon the recommendation of her physician because she had severe symptoms of Depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. In addition, she suffered from diabetes and cancer in early remission. She arrived here at Programs For People (PFP) after a psychiatric hospitalization caused by a work-related trauma which had caused such extreme symptoms of depression and anxiety that she could not even perform the basic activities required for daily living. Read more...

"Ariel"

"Ariel" came to Programs For People (PFP) when she was 32 years old. While in college she had begun to experience severe mood swings ranging from hyperactivity to deep lethargy, and her self-esteem was extremely low. As a result, she had developed a habit of using drugs and alcohol to deal with her feelings instead of expressing them, which led to even more serious problems. Read more...

"Jim"

"Jim" is a single, 51 year-old man. Although he was diagnosed with a mental illness, drinking for Jim had always been an equally significant problem. Like many others, Jim had found it very difficult to accept his mental illness and, because of that, he frequently stopped taking the psychiatric medication that had been prescribed for him, which made his symptoms worse. Read more...

"John"

"John" was referred to our "Project Advance" (PA) program by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission. Project Advance is Programs For People's job/career training and placement program, designed to meet the needs of adults whose careers have been interrupted by mental illness. Read more...

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