By Caroline Lewis
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These days, Claire, 32, looks like the picture of mental health. She meditates daily, has a stable relationship with her boyfriend, Hector, and keeps a busy – but sober – social calendar. When she gives tours at Fountain House, a community based mental health center in Midtown, she is often mistaken for a social worker, rather than a member.
But Claire had to go beyond just accepting a diagnosis to get to where she is today; she had to reject her entire perception of reality.
To find out how Claire’s coping today and find out about the mental health resources that have contributed to her recovery, visit her blog, MentalHealthMondays.com.