Jordan Woods, a black woman, said she doesn’t plan to give it up on her life.
Woods is now on medication to help with the anxiety that’s plagued her life and has caused her to struggle with depression.
She’s now working on her post-traumatic stress disorder, but has found the therapy too difficult for her to get through.
“I’m just going to continue to live,” Woods said.
“And I’m just waiting for a solution.
I don’t know.
Woods said she was forced to leave her home and move into a homeless shelter when she was 11 years old. “
If you’re going to give yourself up for someone else, you’re giving yourself up.”
Woods said she was forced to leave her home and move into a homeless shelter when she was 11 years old.
“They wouldn’t let me leave my house,” Woods explained.
I didn’t want to be there.””
It was really hard.
I didn’t want to be there.”
Woodsy, the black woman who lives on Wood Deck in Winnipeg’s west end, is on medication for post-trauma anxiety and depression and is looking for a job.
The 24-year-old said she is grateful for the help she’s received from her community and the public.
“But I’m also not going to say that I’m giving up on myself,” Woods added.
“That’s just not the right way to think.”
She said she has been working on the side to keep herself alive, even though her depression is still present.
“I’m not in any shape to be going to the grocery store, and I’m not going anywhere,” Woods told CBC News.
“You need to get to a place where you’re not feeling this.”
Wood’s experiences with homelessness and mental health issues are not unique to Manitoba.
The Black Mental Health Association of Manitoba reported that there were 1,854 Black homeless people in the province last year, with the vast majority in Winnipeg.