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.