Missy Richard spends her days helping people learn to live with mental illness, while at the same time battling her own.
Richard, who lives and works in Columbia, is a peer specialist at Adanta. Her job is to offer individual and group support to those who come to Adanta for help.
"Most of the time they just need someone to listen to them," she said. "That helps a whole lot."
And Richard would know. She was once one of those who came to Adanta to receive help for her bipolar disorder.
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