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Jessica’s Coping Skill for an Anxiety Attack
TurningPointCT Intern Jessica shares a #CopingSkill for when you or a friend are having an […]
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New Story: “Alex’s Story of Paving New Roads to Recovery”
Click HERE to find out how Alex overcame his struggle with Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, Suicide and […]
CH’s Story of Persevering Despite Depression and Bullying, Age: 19
Depression along with self image issues, It started when I turned 11 but it became very hard duri...
Jessica’s Story of Becoming Stronger Than Her OCD and Anxiety, Age: 17
I have struggled with anxiety mostly but at times OCD as well. I realized it was too much when it...
Mariah’s Journey of Becoming Independent, Age: 22
I struggle with Schizoaffective disorder and it became too much when I was in high school. I was ...
Camille’s Story of Growing Through Her Mental Illness, Age: 22
"Grow through what you go through." This is a quote that I live by. It helped me realize that it ...
Ben’s Struggles with OCD, Age: 17
My therapist told me that there will always be a part of me that reacts differently to certain th...
Vanessa’s Story of Learning to Peacefully Coexist with Anxiety, ADHD and Depression
Mental illness isn’t a one-and-done, do this and you’re cured type of health problem. It is a...
Colby’s Story of Managing Anxiety
Since elementary school I have struggled with anxiety and occasional stress. Every year my anxiet...
Alex’s Story of Finding Support For Depression, Anxiety and Body Dysmorphia, Age: 22
Be patient with yourself. In my experience, things are never as bad as they seem and stay close t...
Luna’s Message of Hope After Attempting Suicide, Age: 16
It gets better. It will always get better. Nothing anyone says or does to you defines you. It is...
Alex’s Story of Paving New Roads to Recovery, Age: 26
I was diagnosed with a severe onset of Bipolar Disorder at the age of 10. Everything happened alm...
Skyler’s Story of Getting Help for Depression and Anxiety, Age: 25
I have struggled with depression and anxiety, it became to much when i had no outlets and was giv...
TurningPointCT’s Project Coordinator, Ella Shares Her Struggle with Depression and Anxiety, Age: 21
Hi friends, my name is Ella and I am the new Project Coordinator at TurningPointCT. I am a young ...
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1 in 5 CT Residents will
experience a mental health
problem in any given year.
With treatment 70 - 90% of people
have a significantly improved
quality of life.
14.6% of CT high schoolers
had serious thoughts of
suicide in the past year.
10.3% of CT 12-17 year olds
reported using drugs recently.
1 out of 4 CT college-aged students
experienced major psychological
distress in the past year.
46.5% of US college students felt
hopeless for two weeks or more.
26.5% of CT residents age 12 and
up report binge drinking-having 5
or more drinks at a time.
1 in 4 CT highschoolers felt sad
or hopeless for two weeks or
more in the past year.
8.9% of CT highschoolers report not
eating for 24 hours of more because
of body image issues.
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