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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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“Learning to Cope When Things Get Tough”

TurningPointCT Virtual Social Events

Struggling During The Pandemic

How Mental Illness Is Portrayed In The Media

Growing a Sweet Potato Plant: Easy Serotonin Boost!

#TurningPointMoment: Taking an Afternoon Break

Cold Weather Self-Care

Hunt for Happiness Week

Transitioning to Normal When Things Aren’t Normal

A Few of My Favorite Things When I’m Feeling Sad

Study Break Tips

Calming Activities For When You’re Feeling Stressed

Our Stories

Read real stories from people like you-and post your own!

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Kailey’s Dual-Diagnosis Recovery Story: Age 23

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Rose’s Experience of Bipolar

FC’s Story of Navigating a Toxic Home Environment

T.P.’s Story of Learning the Importance of Self Care (Age: 21)

Nina’s Story of Learning Self Love and Confidence

Jenna’s Story of Self Acceptance and Overcoming Anxiety

Serena’s Journey to Self Love

CH’s Story of Persevering Despite Depression and Bullying, Age: 19

Jessica’s Story of Becoming Stronger Than Her OCD and Anxiety, Age: 17

Mariah’s Journey of Becoming Independent, Age: 22

Camille’s Story of Growing Through Her Mental Illness, Age: 22

Ben’s Struggles with OCD, Age: 17

How do you know you need help?

Hear our thoughts on this & other questions.

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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Follow/like us on our social media to stay up to date with the latest resources, events, and content made by and for young people in Connecticut searching for mental wellness. Our social media platforms are a safe place to talk and connect with other teens and young adults about your feelings and experiences. We feature content about daily stress to major trauma and everything in between. If you don't see topics represented that you want to talk about, let us know!

Stat

1 in 5 CT Residents will
experience a mental health
problem in any given year.

Stat

With treatment 70 - 90% of people
have a significantly improved
quality of life.

Stat

14.6% of CT high schoolers
had serious thoughts of
suicide in the past year.

Stat

10.3% of CT 12-17 year olds
reported using drugs recently.

Stat

1 out of 4 CT college-aged students
experienced major psychological
distress in the past year.

Stat

46.5% of US college students felt
hopeless for two weeks or more.

Stat

26.5% of CT residents age 12 and
up report binge drinking-having 5
or more drinks at a time.

Stat

1 in 4 CT highschoolers felt sad
or hopeless for two weeks or
more in the past year.

Stat

8.9% of CT highschoolers report not
eating for 24 hours of more because
of body image issues.