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  • in reply to: My Experience #1434
    VeredVered
    Member

    Hi Marcia, I’m glad you’re doing better. Congratulations on not cutting for a year! What do you do to relieve stress now?

    in reply to: Upcoming Event Sept. 26th! #3312
    Hannah WoolHannah Wool
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    Connecticut Turning to Youth and Families is having a fundraiser at the Ridgefield Playhouse Friday September 26th.  They are hoping to raise funds to support two major initiatives for 2014-2015:

    • Resulting from advocacy efforts, CT has a brand new law in 2014 (Act 14-­‐7) to build a Statewide Recovery Plan for Young People – we now have to be active and assertive until 2016 to make sure the law’s intent is fully realized
    • Launch a brand new Community Resource and put recovery supports on the map throughout CT (see Mapping Platform not yet public: http://www.ctyouthandfamilies.org/geoctyf)

    Connecticut Turning to Youth and Families (CTYF) is a statewide organization established to strengthen Connecticut’s prevention, treatment and recovery services for youth and families facing drug or alcohol abuse problems. Members of CTYF are youth and families, who have their own family stories dealing with addiction.  They offer strength, hope, and a voice for youth and family healing.

    in reply to: Upcoming Event Sept. 26th! #3337
    VeredVered
    Member

    Connecticut Turning to Youth and Families is having a fundraiser at the Ridgefield Playhouse Friday September 26th.  They are hoping to raise funds to support two major initiatives for 2014-2015:

    • Resulting from advocacy efforts, CT has a brand new law in 2014 (Act 14-­‐7) to build a Statewide Recovery Plan for Young People – we now have to be active and assertive until 2016 to make sure the law’s intent is fully realized
    • Launch a brand new Community Resource and put recovery supports on the map throughout CT (see Mapping Platform not yet public: http://www.ctyouthandfamilies.org/geoctyf)

    Connecticut Turning to Youth and Families (CTYF) is a statewide organization established to strengthen Connecticut’s prevention, treatment and recovery services for youth and families facing drug or alcohol abuse problems. Members of CTYF are youth and families, who have their own family stories dealing with addiction.  They offer strength, hope, and a voice for youth and family healing.

    in reply to: Announcements #1448
    VeredVered
    Member

    Connecticut Turning to Youth and Families is having a fundraiser at the Ridgefield Playhouse Friday September 26th.  They are hoping to raise funds to support two major initiatives for 2014-2015:

    • Resulting from advocacy efforts, CT has a brand new law in 2014 (Act 14-­‐7) to build a Statewide Recovery Plan for Young People – we now have to be active and assertive until 2016 to make sure the law’s intent is fully realized
    • Launch a brand new Community Resource and put recovery supports on the map throughout CT (see Mapping Platform not yet public: http://www.ctyouthandfamilies.org/geoctyf)

    Connecticut Turning to Youth and Families (CTYF) is a statewide organization established to strengthen Connecticut’s prevention, treatment and recovery services for youth and families facing drug or alcohol abuse problems. Members of CTYF are youth and families, who have their own family stories dealing with addiction.  They offer strength, hope, and a voice for youth and family healing.

    in reply to: I got dumped #1450
    AvatarBaldor Septim I
    Participant

    Isabel it’s Pat and I understand that completely. I’ve been dumped as well but I’ve learned something from each relationship that has gone wrong.
    Trust me, you’ll find your soulmate. He/she is out there. You just gotta wade and wait. Patience

    in reply to: recovery #1466
    VeredVered
    Member

    Hi Josh, welcome to the forum! Ten years old is pretty early to get started on recovery – how old are you now?

    in reply to: What's up? The SKY! #1469
    AvatarJustine
    Participant

    I’ve been well! School’s started and I’m working 25- 30 hours a week, plus two different animal sanctuary volunteer positons. But I like being busy; I feel like sitting around is literally more stressful than *light* stress, if that makes any sense?
    How’ve you been, Vered?

    in reply to: I got dumped #1470
    AvatarJustine
    Participant

    I agree with Pat. (Except on the soulmate bit. Still trying to determine if I beleive in fated love.) But I hear that self- worth issue loud and clear.

    I don’t like myself. I hate mirrors. And my therapist says that my veiw is distorted or something.

    I’m pretty sure I’m going to wise up one day and like myself.

    “I’m my own worst enemy.”

    in reply to: What's up? The SKY! #1471
    AvatarBrendan
    Participant

    hello! my name is Brendan. I’ve been diagnosed with schizophrenia and mild depression. everyday i live visual and auditory hallucinations. seeing things that aren’t there doesn’t really bother me now. a lot of time when i tried to explain to other people about my hallucinations they would find it scary or off-putting. it used to scare me because for a long time i couldn’t tell the difference between reality and fiction. but through talking with my family and friends I’ve been able to collect bits-and-pieces of a progressive plan to help me self. that plan has helped me continue to move forward everyday. i’m a firm believer in helping others, and paying it forward. i know everyone deals with a multitude of issues. i personally can’t say i know how anyone else feels. we each coop in our own way. but i find by letting people know that you’re there and you’re willing to listen ,even if they’re not ready then, helps to build a more nurturing environment. i feel that if i had been more honest with what i was going through that i would’ve dealt with it better. i do not regret how I’ve turned out, moreover, it’s because of how i worked through this that i feel so adamant about creating a safe place for people to share they’re worries and concern constructively. i’m very happy this place is here and i’m glad i can share a little bit about my self!

    in reply to: What's up? The SKY! #1472
    AvatarLaura
    Participant

    Hi, Justine,

    I just joined Turning Point because I know Isabel and she told me about helping to get this wonderful new site – and resource! – off the ground. Also, I’m a graduate student with lived experience at the Univ. of Pennsylvnia, and I’m doing my dissertation work on new college students managing serious mental health conditions while transitioning into higher ed. Participation would entail doing two interviews about your campus experiences over the course of the current academic year.

    If you or anyone you know (including other members here on Turning Point) might be interested in learning more about the project, please contact me for more info:

    email: lamurray@gse.upenn.edu
    phone: (310) 463-9692

    All the very best!
    -Laura Murray

    Thanks so much and have a great day!

    in reply to: School & Work #1478
    AvatarDigiovannajor
    Participant

    The worst advice I was ever told was, “you’re freshman year is going to come easy and you will make so many friends, you won’t even need to try.” This was false as it was the hardest time in my high school career to try and meet people from all new schools!

    in reply to: Hi this is Vered Again–Almost done with medication! :) #1479
    VeredVered
    Member

    Hi Hilary, it’s been a while and I was wondering how you’re doing tapering off of meds. How far along are you in that process now? How is it going for you?

    in reply to: Coping With This Thing Called Life #1480
    Avatarsandy
    Participant

    Does anyone know of any inpatient treatment programs that offer intensive cognitive behavioral therapy
    for dealing with stress in a positive way anywhere in New England?

    in reply to: School & Work #1484
    Avatartiara
    Participant

    The beat advice I’ve received for the new school year is to have enough time for work and play. Yes, you’re here for school but if you’re only working 24/7 and burning yourself out, you’ll just end up miserable. Let yourself breathe and relax.

    in reply to: School & Work #1485
    AvatarCatz33
    Participant

    take as many credits as you can your first semester so you have more time in later years

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