Kaeya – Life Skills Program
Before Kaeya found Riverside, he was constantly moving between different emergency rooms and in-person residential facilities due to his struggles with anxiety, depression, self-harm, and suicidal ideation. “I’d be there from 1-3 months before they would kind of just kick me out and move on,” he said. Riverside’s Life Skills Program proved to be a perfect fit for Kaeya, as the goal-oriented program gave him the time, resources, and care he needed to improve his well-being and daily functioning. Kaeya learned to integrate invaluable coping skills (such as walking his dog Stella, listening to music, and talking to his parents) into his daily life, and is safer, happier, and more independent than ever before. He was recently accepted into Worcester State University and plans to live on campus, where he will pursue a degree in psychology to help kids struggling like him.
Watch Kaeya’s inspiring story of growth and resilience- told in his own words.