Resident Reflections

A selection of stories from our residents at The Retreat.

A New Start

She seemed to have the perfect life, yet there was a side to her most people didn't see. The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt helped her take charge of her life and start anew.

Rise Above

With the support of The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt, a uniquely talented artist learns to manage bipolar disorder and discovers a pathway to a promising future.

Returning to Life

By all outward appearances, Dahlia Sherman, M.D.*, had been living a charmed life. An accomplished medical professional, Sherman had earned a well-respected academic post at one of the nation’s most notable health care organizations.

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Refuge from the Storm

A young mother struggling to cope with depression and anxiety finds ways to move forward at The Retreat, part of the Sheppard Pratt Health System.


At The Retreat at Sheppard Pratt, a young adult finds the strength and the tools to cope with bipolar disorder and substance use.