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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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September Themes ’23

Back to School Anxiety

Moving Out Update!

Ben’s Year of Service With Positive Directions

Hispanic Heritage Month 2023


Workshop: Navigating Mental Health Crises w/ Psychosis (9/20/23)


The Accountability Adults Need to Take: Reading Past a Façade

The BS of Labor Day: A Decolonized View

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Marsha P. Johnson: The Queen/Legend

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Breath Body Mind Workshop

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Young People in Recovery, Your Story Matters

Our Stories

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

Dez’s Story of Struggling to Continue

Therell’s Story of Overcoming Anxiety and Depression Using Coping Skills

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Sasha’s Journey of Overcoming Her Struggles With Mental Health

Dante’s Struggle With Gender Identity And Overcoming It

Dominique’s Story About Learning To Reach Out For Help, Age 24

Emily’s Story of Learning To Manage Bipolar Disorder, Age 29

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Kailey’s Dual-Diagnosis Recovery Story: Age 23


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

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.