JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Rudolph Dunnam said for the first time in his 59 years, he knows what it means to have a life.
"Now I consider myself on the path for living," he said.
Dunnam described it as the best days of his life.
"I have made a 130-degree turn from where I was mind-wise, physically-wise and mentally-wise," said Dunnam.
He has finally learned to control his mental illness, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia; mental illness that made it difficult for him to even cope with his family.
The big change in his life began when he walked into the building of Northwest Behavioral Health Services.
"If they weren't there I believe I would have probably perished," he said.
Dunnam said now he functions well, he is more sociable, and he's rebuilding those family relationships that were devastated by his mental illness.
"I'm very grateful for them," said Dunnam