When you walk into Bruce’s cramped, tattered apartment, the ominous, murky figure Bruce says is standing next to you doesn’t materialize before your eyes. Instead, you see the busted Mediterranean tile, the discolored television set, and the fleece-blanket curtains.

Mental illness isn’t a horror movie. It’s an illness unlike any other, but there’s no relief from one’s mind.

Seventeen Bosnian immigrants were sworn in as U.S. citizens on Monday, May 20, 2013, during a special naturalization ceremony at the Saint Louis University School of Law.

All 17 of the new U.S. citizens have worked with the Faith Team at Places for People. The Faith Team provides services to survivors of torture who are living with major depressive disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder and/or various anxiety disorders.