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Did you know that one out of five 18 to 25 year-olds are affected by mental health issues? Fortunately, there are many ways to get help and we're here to point you in the right direction.

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Sasha’s Journey of Overcoming Her Struggles With Mental Health

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How do you know you need help?

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Listen to what other young people have to say about how they’ve dealt with their issues—we’ve been where you are now. We also have some “how to” videos to show you what it’s like to start therapy or go to a group. Or just check out our open-mic poetry session (and upload your own!).

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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.