“Hello my name is Joshua Hampton and in 4 months time I became a full time college student, an active volunteer in helping my community and I became the person I always knew I could be…
BUT the road here wasn’t easy. Before Arbor Youth Services, I was someone with big dreams but no drive. I was going through the toughest time in my life.
My parents had split up, I had been working on bettering myself but the environment I was in just wasn’t going to help me improve. I had lived a life of mental self destruction… using marijuana and alcohol to escape from my problems and everything I didn’t want to deal with. People influenced the way I thought so much that I believed the negative things they said about me. A lot of times I just sat and questioned if life would be better if I wasn’t born.
The arguments me and my parents would get into took its toll on me to the point where I wouldn’t care about anything at all. At my lowest I didn’t care about anyone. When I told my mother I loved her there wasn’t any feeling to it. I had reached my goal of being emotionally numb so I didn’t have to care or worry about anyone but myself. Then everything changed the day my mother and I got into an argument…that was the last straw. She called the police and they suggested I stay at the Arbor Youth Services home. Read More