Bringing a Ray of Hope

Teenage Rayka came from a poor family full of strife, and she struggled with difficult friendships. She gave up on school and dropped out. In despair, she attempted suicide. Thankfully, she lived close to Broadwell Christian Hospital, and they had started providing adolescent mental health classes in her village. Rayka began attending the classes and came to understand her depression and how to overcome it. She gained problem solving skills and soon went back to school and finished her education.

Broadwell’s classes and counseling gave her the tools she needed, and her self-worth grew. Now Rayka is holding down a job and is looked up to as the best example in the area of a young woman who has overcome her difficulties. She brings a ray of hope when telling her story to struggling girls, and her success helps break the stigma of mental health issues.