Recovery Stories

My Recovery Story by Larry Scharnweber, Recovery Support Specialist at Stepping Stones

Over the years, people have unfailingly expressed disbelief when I share that I have a mental illness. People say things like, “but you have a job, a family!” At Stepping Stones, clients have said, “You couldn’t possibly have a mental illness because you’re staff!”  Hearing these words remind me of how far I’ve come and inspires me to want to instill HOPE into everyone who has a mental illness.