My Story

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Patrick

My name is Patrick R. I am 47 years old. I was diagnosed “Paranoid Schizoaffective with Depression” when I was 34. That was when I had my first suicide attempt.

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Jose

My name is Jose S. and I am a resident of Project Live Efficiency Apartment Building. Let me first start by saying that I am very grateful and forever appreciative

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Cynthia

My soul ached, and I felt lost. I was told I couldn’t go back home, and I was angry, for everything in my life had seemed to have gone wrong.

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Yusef

I was asked to give a Bio on how I came to Project Live, and the influence PLI has had on my life, especially those that touched my life to

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Aminah

I found myself homeless around June of 2007. I went to Newark Emergency Services and they referred me to a shelter called Real Families. That became my residence for more

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Steven

I don’t know where to start, so i guess I’ll start at the beginning. I’ve spent the better part of the last twenty years struggling with mental illness. Just being

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Raymond

Hello, my name is Raymond George Thomas. I was born March, 31st, 1949 in a little town in North Carolina called Wilson. I was raised by a mother who was

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Lorene

Hi, my name is Lorene.  I’ve been a participant at Project Live for several years now and I must say it’s been a journey. Over the years, I’ve progessed through the

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Peter

Project Live has been a blessing in my life since February 2004. That was when I moved into the house in East Orange. It was warm and safe, a big

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Gregory

Hello, my name is Gregory B.  I was born on December 6, 1987 at 10:25 am weighing 4 lbs/6 oz.  My mother had HIV and was addicted to cocaine when she

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Lakesha

Hello, my name is Lakesha B. Project Live has been a success. I have a wonderful Counselor from Supportive Housing. I have come a long way through Project Live. When

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Gwen

My name is Gwen. My association with Project Live began in October 2009. I was attending the Acute Partial Care Mental Health Program at the University of Medicine and Dentistry

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Shannon

Hello, my name is Shannon. Project Live has played a great part in my life. When I first came to Project Live 2 years ago I was seeking mental health

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Margarite

My life – a roller coaster experience. Why did I choose this particular title? You may ask. This is how I am feeling about my life and I will try

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K. D.

K. D. I have been with Project Live for two years. In those two years Project Live has been there for me. For example, teaching me the importance of keeping

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