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Living With Tourette Syndrome


How Traveling Changed My Life Forever

Living With Health Anxiety

Becoming An Auntie

Why Mirabel Madrigal Is My New Role Model

Why Good Time Management Skills Matter


Spiritual Abuse Awareness Month Pt. 1

My Newfound Fear of The Cold

12 More Times “BoJack Horseman” Got Real About Mental Health

Machine Gun Kelly Songs That Helped Me Through One Of The Worst Depressions Of My Life

FREE Apps To Help Young People With Mental Wellness

Ally’s #10YearChallenge

Don’t Live The Same Year 75 Times…

Kailey’s #TenYearChallenge: From Insecure to Confident

12 Times The Netflix Show “BoJack Horseman” Got Real About Mental Health

We Need Snow Days, Not Remote Learning Days

Ally’s Back to Blogging

Encanto’s Luisa Pays Homage To Older Sisters

Twenty One Pilots Lyrics That Just Speak To My Soul

2022: Off To A Rough Start

In 2022, You’re Better Off…

Don’t Be Someone’s Sometimes

2021 Reflections From The TurningPointCT Team

Things I Learned in 2021

My Holidays and COVID

How COVID Has Changed Our Holidays Yet Again

Being A December Baby

Self-Care During & After The Holidays

Having A Split Holiday

My First Christmas Away From My Childhood Home

My Journey With Writing Songs

How I Went From Inmate to Business Owner

Quotes About Grief

Quotes About Change

A Little Consideration, A Little Thought…

Hard Truths I’ve Learned During My Healing

Positive Self-Love Affirmations

Do not confuse my bad days as a sign of weakness…

The Stress of Being A Young, Anxious Pet Owner

Practicing Gratitude Everyday

Emotional Pain: An Experience

What Self Care Means to Me

Why Thanksgiving is My Favorite Holiday

Cara’s Adoption Story

Thanksgiving: Not My Favorite

Why Dating Yourself Matters

Inclusive Mental & Behavioral Health Resources

Seasonal Depression

Never Stop Being A Good Person…

Trans Lifeline

Going To College… Again.

Quotes I Really Needed To Hear When I Was Struggling

social anxiety

My Experience With Social Anxiety

Why Teaching Kindness Matters

Reminding Yourself That You Are Enough

Things I Hate Hearing as Someone Who’s Transgender


Nadia’s Adoption Story

College Prep: My Experience so Far

The Experience of Pregnancy and Completing College With An Infant

Becoming ‘The Older Sister’ At 15

The Struggle Before Getting To My New Major

If you get tired…

My Brother, My Rock

Why Saying No Is Okay

Kids Are Talking – Get Involved!

Avoiding Something Is Easy

The First Time I Got Misgendered

4 Years

Practicing Self-Love On A Bad Day

Who Makes You Happy?


Welcome To The Transicle Stand

When In Doubt, Paint Your Nails

Release Yourself

Coming Out As Pansexual

Things I’m Tired of Hearing As Someone With Mental Illnesses

And The Baker’s Gonna Bake, Bake, Bake!

Mental Health Stigmas: A Pressing Issue

Looking Back On My High School Years

Happy National Coming Out Day!

Elevate Health and Wellness Virtual Teen Support Group

There are far better things ahead…

I’m The Proud Sister of A Transgender Teen

life with adhd

My Life With ADHD

2021 Winter Holiday Card Contest

Youth Event Planning Opportunity – YouthRecoveryCT

Bullying Isn’t Cool


Meet Our Social Media Assistant!

Your Existence Is Not A Burden…

Reflections – Surviving Crippling Depression

Why Having A Good Therapist Is Important

How COVID-19 Has Affected My Life As A High School Student

My Trip To Oregon

TurningPointCT Hosts CCAR Recovery Coach Academy

Face Masks For Self-Care

“If It Costs You Your Peace, It’s Too Expensive”

How My Brothers Saved Me

Why I Chose To Be Sober

Meet Our New Project Assistant!

kailey with dog in bed

Benefits of Pets On My Recovery Journey

dominique with her siblings

It’s Okay To Ask For Help!

How To Help A Friend Who’s Struggling

Recovery Story Series: Michael S.

My Struggle With Anorexia and Disordered Eating

International Overdose Awareness Day Events in Connecticut

The Turning Point CT Team Shares Their Favorite Quotes

Celebrate Recovery – Young Adult Block Party

LIVE WEBINAR PANEL: Mental Health & Substance Use Recovery Stories

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Join Our Discord!

How Photography Has Helped Me In My Recovery

Vote for the Youth Business Initiative to win the State Farm Neighborhood Assist $250,000 Grant in Norwalk, CT!

Finding the Right Mental Health Care Team

How To Make Your Own Positivity Jar!


journaling for mental health

Journaling for Mental Health

Kids in Crisis

Kids in Crisis

Dissociation: Common Trauma Response

Marijuana Legalization in Connecticut

How Music Has Helped Me In My Recovery

Vacation – Worth The Stress

What is Sensory Overload?

Summer Leadership Program | Make The Road CT

Remembering Amy

What is High Functioning Anxiety?

Register For Our Virtual Book Club!

Check out the second issue of “The TurningPointCT Collection”!


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Q&A with Kailey About Growing Through The Pandemic

First Pride Month

Connect with Ally: Free Peer Support

Emotional Wound Care Guide

What is Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

The Long Journey to My New Major

National Mental Health Action Day

My First Panic Attack

Struggling During The Pandemic

How Mental Illness Is Portrayed In The Media

“Learning to Cope When Things Get Tough”

TurningPointCT Virtual Book Club

growing through it text

Spring 2021 Issue of “The TurningPointCT Collection”




How are You practicing Self Care?

Online and Virtual Opportunities

Have You Seen Our Newsletter Yet?

Stay Strong, High School Seniors!

New Year, Same Me

End of Year Reflections

Peer Drop-In Holiday Hours



John’s Story of Coming to Terms with OCD During the Holidays

Fall 2020 TurningPointCT Internship

Fall 2020 TurningPointCT Internship Application

Student Supports During Covid-19

Student Supports During COVID-19

Just for Today


Coping with side effects

Unexpected Changes In Life

Confidence and Self Esteem in Social Situations.

Working 2 jobs, finding the balance, and what comes along with it!

Unpaid Internship Opportunity!

Warmlines- Give us a call!

Celebrating Small Victories

The Beginning

Changes in School & Work Because of COVID-19

Current Favorite Shows on Netflix?

SMART Recovery During COVID-19

Coping with COVID-19!

What makes you feel alive?

Where to Listen to the TurningPointCT Podcast

Where to listen to the TurningPointCT Podcast

New Year, New Decade

What is Your Favorite Holiday?

What keeps you going?

alternatives to self-harm

Rest in Peace Jonathan

Fun Stuff to do in the Fall!


A New Chapter

Wednesday Words Wisdom

i love being bipolar!

Meme Monday!

you are valid!

Dance: A Healing Mechanism

In Love (V2).


2019 Annual Run in the Pub Fundraiser to benefit!

i’m trying!!!!

a poem for me

note to self:

How to Properly Kick Ass

Star Crossed Lovers

Temper Tantrum


Looking Within

It’s Been A While

Favorite Youtube Channels

One Year Milestone

Summer Socializing

Opioid Treatment for CT young people!

From Convict to College Graduate

Stress Awareness Month

Mental Health video by young adults!

Map at

Mourning the loss of Deron Drumm

1:15am Rumination

Disconnecting for a Connection

If only

Spring is here!!


Calendar for Mental Health Awareness Days: 2019

Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

Walking Paradox

TODAY: how were you kind? How were you brave? How do you want to do better?

Isolation cycle

Current music obsessions??

Norwalk SMART Teen Group!

Long time, no see!

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week!

"Prognosis: Love" Haiku

Self-Love 2k19!

Random Acts of Kindness Day

Remembering Parkland

Happy Valentine’s… To Yourself!

Reflections on Hailey Nailor’s Death

"Busy" – Overwhelming? or Productive?

Best Places to Eat

Learning to let go.

Pessimist II


Have you ever been Scared… Of yourself?

I will survive… Mother Nature

Advice Vs. Encouragement

I Cried Over Spilled Milk

What are you proud of from 2018?

Best things to do on Winter Break?

Reflecting 2018

Self-Care Checklist for Surviving the Holidays

Weird food

In Everything Give Thanks

Favorite Thanksgiving Dish?!

First Snow Fall

What’s in your playlist?

Music & Emotions//Opening My Library

Crisis Text Line Counselor


CT SMART Recovery Groups

It’s Just Around the Corner…

Stress Diagrams and Stats.

Open Discussion: When Hurt Haunts

Good Enough

Poem: "In Love".

Free-Write: "Null."

Recovery Month Videos

Opioid Treatment for CT young people!

Recovery Month

Music Contest

Fun Fact Friday


Not Getting Notifications From Us?

Virtual Hospital

Client Advisory Board Meeting


Rest in Peace, Mac Miller

Food Issues.

FREE Recovery Coach Training!

The forced Psychiatric Treatment of a Child

Best Young Adult Books of 2018

If I were in the Olympics…

If you could be a cartoon character…

School Stress!

Seize The Awkward

Bullying and Suicide

Hike at Lake Mohegan!

Hike at Lake Mohegan!

21 day anxiety challenge

Goals for the school year

How To Clean Your Wounds

Plans for the Fall

I’m going back to prison

Article "I Want Change"

Getting Adopted!


National Happiness Happens Day

4 Phrases I’m tired of being told when I’m struggling

An Act of Kindness

Keep Fighting!

Once hurt, always hurt?

World Breastfeeding Week

Phone Based Peer Support Training

World Friendship Day

Funny video of the Week!!!

We stand with you, Demi

No limit!

Inspirational Story


Voices 4 Hope


The Impact of a Best Friend

Newport Academy Adventure Camp

A 6 Year chapter is finally over


Love Wins

Highlights from the First half of Summer

National Disability Awareness Day 2018

"Just For Today"

I can’t cope with this

Being Yourself

The days I dreamed of in prison

ice cream

Free Ice Cream Social!

What song…

What is your Greatest Strength?

Never Quit!


Childhood TV Shows

An Prologue to Insanity

Luca demonstrates his Neediness through a Dog

Your Favorite Shows on Netflix

What would you do for free??


What are you proud of yourself for today?

All new This or That!

My Favorite Things in Life

What am I most looking forward to in life?

We are all still Okay!

How I Found the Courage to Heal on My Detour

Rest In Peace, Kate Spade

Pride Month!

Overcoming Trauma Video

Abusing ADHD Meds

13 reasons why

Embracing My Turning Pointe

Loneliness and the Stipulation

This Is America

When the Mask Comes Off

Daily Thoughts

Things You Are Worried About

I’m Working On It

Talking to Death

13 Reasons Why Release Tomorrow

Mental Health Awareness Month

Twenty Years

Intense Feelings

3 Years Time…

What is your favorite Spring/Summertime Activity?

Favorite things to do in the Summer

3 qualities in any relationship

My Humiliation is Finally Over



Check out this inspiring article

My Best Self

Best Compliment Ever Received

Would you Still Love me the Same?

Fight Song

What’s Wrong With Him?

Why is HUMOR a container AND cure-all for Balance, Health and JOY?

Statewide Young Adult Warmline

Forgiving My Younger Self

Scars to Your Beautiful

Plants on your desk= Less stress!

Nothing is Impossible!

Never Give Up!

Personal relationships


My Definition

What’s a lifeline of creativity for you?

What is your fear?

Today my baby walked.

Emerging Adult Action Network

What is your favorite song?

Isolations Belong in the Studio, Not in Our Heads

Celebrities Speak out About their Mental Health

Today, I Was Triggered

Uncomfortable, For Now.

Spring is coming!!!

Anxiety Chart

Natural High

What does a "blip in time" mean to you? How to tell yourself everything passes

The Anchor


Me & My Mental Illness.


Thinking About Everything and Nothing

What does happiness feel like for you?

Instead of Killing Yourself

Article about Social Anxiety


She Makes the World Go Round

Things to Say when Someone is Struggling

Dealing with Emotions

Using Loss to Help Others

Managing irritability

Seize The Awkward

Who is Your Hero???

Article about NBA’s Kevin Love

A Listening Ear

Fighting with time

The week before your birthday

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

One hard, hard week

Another Full Circle

Bearing the Bang of the Bells

Tips on What to Do When your Struggling

Take your Time

What boosts your self-esteem?


Stages of life

Recovery 101

Don’t Lose Yourself!

Be Yourself no Matter what!

Is there a RIGHT way to react?

How I Had Thought Heroin Cured My Anxiety

A Healthy Body

What pathway do you travel on?

Not there Yet… But I can Be….

Defining My Character

reward yourself

What have you Broken free of?

Trying to be perfect in an imperfect world


SMART Recovery Teen Group In Fairfield, CT

My Anti-Bucket List

Dancing to the Beat of My Own Drum

Today I Matter

Escape from reality

Saying No When We Need To Is Important

What’s your dream job?

My First Job was…

Helping Yourself Before Helping Others

Guilt, Anxiety, and Fear: Motherhood

What does maturity look like to you?

Help us end youth homelessness!!!

be nice to yourself

The Superbowl

Everything Will Turn-Out Just Fine

2018 Awareness Calendar

Choosing to Walk Away


Pushing through No matter what!

What if I never get THAT apology?

Is social media responsible for problems with body image?

What are you most afraid of?

What is your favorite animal and why???

Is social media good for our mental health?

Most watched movie

Self Soothing

Dancing, Prancing, and Purring

Are young adults too stressed out?

Getting Unstuck

What are you doing when you are most comfortable?

What would you do to make the world a better place?

Comfort Cat

Once Upon A Time

What is your favorite Snow day memory?

This Grand Stage of My Life

Reflecting 2017

Discomfort doesn’t last

Coping with the winter

The best thing that happened in 2017 was…

Traits in friend/significant other

No Longer in Isolation

To those who helped me

The Foundation to your Life

The Power of Positivity

Signs of Abuse in Relationships

HELP-How to Deal with Mood Swings?

Having hearing problems

How to cope with your significant other’s depression

Remembering Those no Longer with us… and Tough times during the Holidays

What is the best advice you’ve been given?

Marijuana to treat back pain

Two Years!

I’ll Take the Lead on This One

Quotes about Perseverance


Point Your Toes in the Direction of Your Dreams

Sad girl; strong mom

Moving on despite Tragedy

What is your most prized possession?

Faith-it Till You Make It

Keeping the Rhythm You Gave Me

Handle Holiday Stress 101

The Piques and Pits in My Life


Balancing work and school

CT DMHAS Bed Availability Tool

Dealing with holidays and family

What are you thankful for?

Petite, But Mighty

Overthinking and How to Deal with it!

My battle with drug addiction

Recent bad experience leads into beautiful destination

"Make you feel"

Raising the Barre Since 1997

Letting go of the past and looking forward to the future

The Second Half of My Pas De Deux

Holiday Blues (and Reds and Greens)

Self love

Compassion Can go a Long Way Video

Starbucks Social Acceptance Video!