On her last day in treatment at Mirasol's teen residence, Tori reflects on her experience at Mirasol, including a brief stay at another eating disorder treatment facility.
"Right when I came in, I was cared for and I was loved, and people really wanted to help me."
"No other treatment center is like this. It's so individualized."
"The therapists here and all of the staff members are very, very caring. You can tell that they really love you and they really want the best for you. I remember going into my sessions and I just felt like I could be myself, like I could say whatever I wanted, whatever I was feeling, and I was not judged at all."
"I feel like I'm a very strong person because I'm in recovery now, and I wouldn't have been in recovery if it wasn't for coming here and learning all these amazing things."
"I'm looking forward to seeing my family and showing them how amazing I'm doing. I want to prove to them that I'm a much stronger person now and I'm going to kick butt in my recovery.".
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