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What Recovery Day Means to Me: Kyla Yorkoski, LPC


There are many lives and paths on the journey to healing. I found hope in my journey to helping others through the clients that I work with. 

Every day, they are willing to show and engage, even when they don’t want to, even when life is throwing every single thing at them, and they’re feeling overwhelmed or stressed or scared. They’re willing to come to treatment, be present, share their stories with the staff and the peers. I learned so many every day from their experiences and I’m really grateful for the time I get to share with them and the relationships that I get to build with so many different people from the city. 

I really appreciate them, and they give me so much hope. 

My name is Kyla, and I’m a Recovery Ambassador Council member for ERC and Pathlight. 


About Recovery Day  

On Recovery Day we celebrate the hard work of seeking recovery & mental health. Recovery Day’s theme, “Many Lives, Many Paths to Healing” allows each of us to celebrate where we are on our own mental health journey. Some of our paths feel barricaded by trees and roots, while others of us see more clear trail markers to our destination. And yet here we are to celebrate another year. The path of you. The path of me. The courage that it has taken to continue on this journey and those who have supported the path to recovery along the way.