| Meet Robert
What do you do when you’ve always felt like a self-sufficient member of society, but then your health takes a hit, you lose your job and can’t find another one?
Robert, a 56-year-old Navy veteran and support squadron member in Vietnam, started sliding down a hole of depression when this happened to him. “It was a big blow to who I am,” he says. “I became more depressed and my health got worse.” But he didn’t stop there. He reached out to Metropolitan Family Services and was connected with a caring counselor and a psychiatrist in Robert’s community. With their support Robert has made great gains.
“Metropolitan has been nothing but good for me,” Robert says. “I have one of the best counselors.” He adds that Metropolitan gave him the tools to deal with depression, to “sit down and think about it, instead of fighting or going to the bars to drink.”
The support of people like you helps vets like Robert succeed on the home front. Because of your donations, Metropolitan is able to offer mental health services to veterans.
When you give to Metropolitan, you’re helping many people recover from major setbacks such as depression – setbacks that without intervention can lead to alcoholism and even suicide. And in Robert’s case, you’re also helping them to give back, as Robert hopes to serve as a peer mentor to help fellow vets find help and hope.
We ask you to join us in helping people like Robert – and their families – so they can recover and realize their full potential. By doing so we make our whole community stronger.