Every year, Orygen Specialist Program welcomes hundreds of young people through our doors to be treated for a range of mental health difficulties.
These young people come from all over the Western and North Western areas of Melbourne, from different backgrounds and experiences and each young person has their own story to tell about their experience of becoming unwell, seeking treatment and travelling the road to recovery.
Here, some of Orygen Specialist Program’s past clients share their journey with us.
You may like to read some of these stories to hear about other young people's experience with mental illness and how they made the most out of their time at Orygen Specialist Program.
The young people who have shared their stories in this section have experienced things like depression, psychosis, personality disorders as well as things like bullying, pressure at school, relationship difficulties with friends and family, feeling isolated and withdrawn and lots of other experiences that may be familiar to you.
Read Christopher's story here
Check out what Frances has to say here
Nathan tells us his experience here