I recently attended Ai Pono Treatment Center for help with my mental health journey. It was definitely one of the scariest experiences of my life, but it has been the most beneficial and rewarding experience I have ever had.
Ai Pono was like a retreat, allowing me to take the time in a caring and compassionate environment to work on understanding my emotions and managing them better. Through group therapy, I explored different coping methods, learned more about myself, unpacked any nightmares I might have had, de-escalated anxiety attacks that would come up sometimes and supported each other in our recovery process. Not only did this create strong support networks between us all and helped us to learn from each other’s experiences but it also put us all in an environments safe enough that we could practice being open about our struggles without feeling judged or shamed.
On top of all these amazing things they did at Ai Pono to help me cope with mental health, they also provided me with essential resources such as books on mindfulness and combating negative self-talk. This allowed me to take away something tangible from the whole experience so I can always refer back if things start getting tough again.
My experience at Ai Pono Treatment Center stands so close to my heart not only because of how incredibly helpful it was but also because of the people there who so kindly put their time into helping me understand and heal some of the struggles I have faced over the years related to my mental health. That is an invaluable gift that will stay with me forever!