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FAB Vlog from Brien McMahon High School

Watch vloggers Fatima, Ashley, and Bryanna (FAB), who are students at Brien McMahon High School. Fatima and Bryanna are at The Chill Out Lounge, TurningPointCT.org’s activity room at Norwalk High School’s Week of Wellness. We had stations of different sensory items and activities to “chill out”! Enjoy!

And, thank you Fatima and Bryanna for sharing your vlog with us! Welcome to TurningPointCT.org!

If you want to talk to them, leave feedback, or start a conversation here is their forum post! 

When dealing with trauma…

Having dealt with trauma personally, I can say that there are many things in my everyday life that cause me to go into panic mode or get unsettled more easily than I think not having gone through certain traumas would have. It’s a constant battle for me, trying to understand if I am being too sensitive or if I need to take the opportunity to understand myself better and not punish myself for feeling a certain type of way in a situation that brings back negative memories that were out of my control. I do not want to be bothered by the simplest of things, I want to be able to enjoy everything just like everyone else does. At the same time I understand that things like this take time, but I feel so tired and desperate because I don’t think my mood swings or irritability has ever gotten so far out of my control. I don’t want to be bothered my some things, and I want to find the right thing to help me feel better so that one day, I won’t be bothered by them anymore.