The System Can Work

Peter Rossmeissl, formerly a graduate student at UW-Madison, told WSJ reporter David Wahlberg about his journey toward recovery from a serious mental illness.

Rossmeissl spent time in jail and at Mendota Mental Health Institute before he was able to get a slot in transitional housing.  Yahara House, a clubhouse for those with mental illness, helped him move ahead with his life into a job as a peer support specialist at a program sponsored by Journey Mental Health Center.  His psychiatrist and medication help him maintain his recovery.   Read an interview with him here.

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