My Journey Home: TerryClick here to see their story
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I Terry, recently went back to my home town ( Gisborne ), with the help of Mahitahi, who made it possible to reconnect with family.
My trip back home was invigorating, peaceful, and full of fun. I was spiritually, physically, and mentally up lifted. It was as if my mental health went out the window. I really enjoyed being surrounded by my little bro, and his family.
I was home after being absent since 2004 when my dad passed away.
I had the time of my life, going back to my village of Waituhi, which is about a 20 minute drive out of town, in the country part of Gisborne. It was refreshing to breath in fresh air, and where I spent the first 8 years of my life, before mum and dad moved to Auckland.
Through out our long talking, my bro mentioned that I should return home to live. I didn’t even give it a second thought. I said to my bro, no problem.
I’m sure with the help and support of mental health service’s in Gisborne, I’ll improve, and get on top of my mental health.
To the staff of Mahitahi, thank you for making it possible, to reconnect to my family in Gisborne. I hope Mahitahi can help me to relocate back to my home town, Gisborne.
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