Feelings Of Those Returning to Society

Mulberry Tree Ministries recognizes the feelings and anxieties of those returning to society. The hope is that the healing of Jesus Christ and the indwelling Holy Spirit can mitigate these feelings and empower the justice-involved to have successful reentries.

  • “Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.” (Deut 31:6)

Feelings Of Those Returning to Society

  1. Shock and Confusion
  2. Intense Stress
  3. Emotions Unstable and Hard To Control
  4. Short Attention Span
  5. Impulsive Behavior
  6. Feeling Overwhelmed
  7. Feelings Of Alienation
  8. Hostile, Aggressive Actions
  9. Outbursts Of Rage
  10. Resenting Criticism or Disapproval
  11. Suspicious and Unable To Trust
  12. Uncomfortable In Society
  13. Hungry For Companionship
  14. Isolated Socially and Emotionally
  15. False Expectations Of Self and The World
  16. Desire For Immediate Gratification
  17. Fear Of Failure and Rejection
  18. Surrender To Addictions
  19. Deep Sense Of Anxiety and Vulnerability
  20. Cycles Of Depression

[Released, by Lennie Spitale and Karen Swanson, p. 20]


Five Most Common Anxieties

  1. Life Changes for all those involved
  2. No Change of Heart Attitudes
  3. Old Friends and Acquaintances
  4. Addictions
  5. Type of Crime and additional baggage

[Released, by Lennie Spitale and Karen Swanson, p. 24]