I was hospitalized 8 times in 4 years for an onset of sudden and severe symptoms that were diagnosed as schizoaffective. The many psychiatric medications I tried either just sedated me or worsened my symptoms. I couldn’t hold down a job or finish a semester of college. I began to feel hopeless and suicidal. I was also often delusional and exceedingly paranoid. After someone telling me about EMPower I decided to try it, and my life did a 180. I graduated college, started working regularly again, regained a social life, and stopped being suicidal and delusional. Psychiatric medications help many but for whatever reason they did not click with me. EMPower gave me back a life that I felt was worth living.