When you think about the various words used to describe the act of being alive, what do you think would best describe your personal living situation? For me, I feel like I have transitioned for the “surviving mode” past the just “existing mode” and am now able to actually “live”. I am enjoying the things life has to offer without worrying about traumatic things I had to focus on when I was in “survival mode”. I am past the point of being numb as I was in “existing mode” and so I feel like I am at a point where I can actually live, thrive, and enjoy myself.
TurningPointCT.org was developed by young people in Connecticut who are in recovery from mental health and substance use issues. We know what it’s like to feel alone, stressed, worried, sad, and angry. We’ve lived through the ups and downs of self-harm, drugs and alcohol, and the struggle to find help.
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