Stacey’s Story

Stacey has lived with bipolar and affective disorders for 30 of her 44 years.

Grateful for Transformation

In this time, she has seen remarkable growth, in herself and in the way society perceives and addresses mental illness. At Asante, she’s experienced the transformative impact of the Sanctuary Model of Care, an intentional method of serving patients who’ve experienced trauma.

Sanctuary® encourages a truly collaborative and healing environment – something old methods of treatment lacked – and Stacey has felt the difference. Years ago, when she was treated during crisis, the facilities and interactions she encountered left her feeling vulnerable, frightened, and confused. Thanks to the investments of donors and Champions, much has changed. Recently, Stacey required care again and came to Asante’s Emergency Department. She found a safe, calming environment and compassionate staff who informed and engaged her in the healing process.

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Stacey’s Story

“To help people with mental illness feel comfortable is probably the best thing you can do for them. It felt like a team. Like a group of people who really wanted to work with me. Thank you.”


“There is incredible power in doing good. The golden rule should be more than a rule – it should be a purpose.”

—Gene Pelham, Rogue Credit Union