Before I moved to Minnesota and found out about Fraser, I was struggling on my own with mental health problems.
I've lived in five states, I'm 42 years old and this is the first place where I've gotten help.
I have autism, PTSD, OCD and ADHD, plus I'm bipolar. I moved to the Twin Cities in 2013, after living with family members in North Dakota and Virginia. I live in Fraser Excelsior Court in Minnetonka.
For the past two years, I have seen a therapist through Fraser Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS).
I meet once a week for 90 minutes with my ARMHS worker, Beth Anderson. She has helped me a lot with managing emotions, which is hard because of my autism.
She helps me see things socially that I wouldn't see on my own. She is a very caring person and these appointments mean a lot to me. I'm adapting socially and emotionally now in ways I wouldn't know how to do without Beth.
Most programs for people with autism focus on children. Adults who didn't get the help they needed early in life are out of luck. ARMHS gives people like me the help we need as adults.
- Jeffrey, Fraser resident and client