I’m Amanda. I was in the Safe Program over the summer, from July to August. All I have to say is SAFE saved my life. Since safe, I have relapsed,  it was in September, shortly before my mother passed away, and I was having a really tough time. Since september I haven’t injured. My mother passed away the night morning of halloween and I know if it werent for safe I wouldn’t be here at all. I don’t think I would have been able to handle the grief of my mother’s death any other way. For the past two months I have been off of all meds. I have even been able to do my logs in my head. It really feels good to know that I made it without injuring, especially knowing I would have injured. Everyone thought, that when my mom died I wouldn’t be able to handle it! I did handle it! I am handling it! I thank the safe program for that! Thanks Suja, Matt, Kristin, Lauren, Kristy and everyone else. And of course my PEERS who I still keep in touch with! 🙂

My tat I got for my mom!