Cherish Padro

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New York City native and Redding resident Cherish Padro has learned to manage her bipolar diagnosis despite the stigma she faced from family and well intentioned members of her church.”It’s been a challenging but rewarding journey. I’ve learned how to take care of myself and make the choices that are best for me.”

Christopher Brick

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For decades, Redding resident Christopher Brick dealt with his depression by using alcohol and drugs. After his downward spiral led to a period of homelessness, Chris started to turn his life around when he was accepted into the Good News Rescue Mission’s New Life Recovery program.

Amanda Flowers Peterson

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Amanda shares how she learned to deal with anger issues that stemmed from a traumatic past, including the loss of her best friend as a teenager.

Neil Shaw

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Neil Shaw shares his story of how he contracted accumulative Post Traumatic Stress Order from his life as a Sheriff’s Deputy, how it affected his life, and how he recovered and healed himself with the help of therapy, prayer and love from friends.

Kristen McChristian

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Burney resident Kristen shares how her psychiatric service dog Kiki helps her manage her PTSD and anxiety.