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Hike at Lake Mohegan!

Hey everyone!

Come join us for a hike at Lake Mohegan in Fairfield, CT! We will be meeting at noon and start hiking at 12:30. Come have a free lunch afterwards too!

hike at lake mohegan

Are young adults too stressed out?

Are young adults the most stressed out generation? Check out what this article has to say about the increase in stress statistics among the young adult population below:

The Most Stressed-Out Generation? Young Adults

After reading the article, do you you believe the information is accurate?

Do you think the statistics would be the same if young adults somehow opened up more about the way they were feeling relating to stress?

What helps you deal with your stress?

#NEDAwarenessWeek !

It’s National Eating Disorder Awareness Week and we’re here to bring attention to the needs of people with eating disorders and their families. Whether you are struggling or know someone who is, know that YOU ARE NOT ALONE and help is always available.

Remember, recovery is possible! Read Shenan’s story on overcoming an eating disorder: https://turningpointct.org/story/shenaneatingdisorder/

In the United States alone, 30 million people will be impacted by an eating disorder at some point in their lifetime and while women are more commonly affected by eating disorders, 10 million men and boys will battle some form of the illness at some point in their lifetime. However, due to cultural bias and to stereotypes, a lot of males are less likely to seek treatment.
– Almost 50% of people with eating disorders meet the criteria for depression.
-25% of college-aged women engage in bingeing and purging as a weight-management technique.
– Bullying can trigger feelings of shame, isolation and hopelessness. It can also be a trigger for eating disorders. As many as 65% of people with an eating disorder said that bullying contributed to their condition (b-EAT).


Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental disorder! If you or anyone you know is struggling, please reach out to a professional ASAP. For help and support for eating disorders, check out our Resources page HERE and/or visit http://mybodyscreening.org to take an anonymous eating disorder screening! Online screenings are an effective first step in eating disorder intervention. Similar to other illnesses, early intervention can significantly increase recovery.

See more at: https://mentalhealthscreening.org/blog/eating-disorder-statistics#sthash.E9DireCe.dpuf

Recovery University- Course for Emerging Adults

Recovery University
Upcoming Course For Emerging Adults
This course is open to persons aged 18-29.
Apply before 5:00 pm on Friday, February 24th
Offered at a discount rate of $50

Recovery University is an 80-hour advanced training and certification program for persons with mental health histories. Upon successful completion of the course and the certification exam, graduates will be state certified as Recovery Support Specialists, Peer Delivered Services.

Many behavioral healthcare and mental health orgs and agencies, including the Connecticut DMHAS, have or are likely to be offering positions for Recovery Support Specialists. Many, if not most, of these job openings require that candidates be certified graduates of the Recovery University program. Here is a list potential employment opportunities: http://www.mindlink.org/jobs_ct.html#rss-jobs-ct

Parsons Government Center
City of Milford
70 W. River Street
Milford, CT 06460

Start Date: March 6, 2017
(Class dates: 3/6, 3/8, 3/13, 3/15, 3/20, 3/22, 3/27, and 3/29)
End Date: March 29, 2017
Certification Exam: Monday, April 3, 2017
Class Times: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

To apply online please visit here: http://www.mindlink.org/recovery_university_schedule.html

Generation Found Film Screening

Attention Young Adults!!!!

We have TWO FREE TICKETS to watch the film Generation Found TOMORROW (TUESDAY DEC 13TH)! If you will be in the Norwalk area and would like to attend the screening, please RSVP with Ally by 12:00pm Tuesday, December 13 at akernan@swrmhb.org

Generation Found will be showing at the Bow-Tie Royale 6 542 Westport Avenue, Norwalk, CT at 1:00pm on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13TH
If you would like to purchase a ticket, you can do so here by 12:00pm Tuesday!

From the creators of the groundbreaking film, The Anonymous People, comes Generation Found, a powerful story about one community coming together to ignite a youth addiction recovery revolution in their hometown. Devastated by an epidemic of addiction, Houston faced the reality of burying and locking up its young people at an alarming rate. In one of the largest cities in America, several people came together to build the world’s largest peer-driven youth and family recovery community.

Generation Found takes a look at how a system of treatment centers, sober high schools, alternative peer groups, and collegiate recovery programs can exist together to intervene early and provide a real and tested long-term alternative to the “War on Drugs”. It is not only a deeply personal story, but one with real-world utility for communities struggling with addiction worldwide.

Generation Found Film Screening

Recovery Community Open Mic

Hey everyone! Check out this KOOL Open Mic event on June 24th in Bridgeport, CT.

Its a free event hosted by CCAR, BRCC and YAF at the Bridgeport Recovery Community Center. Please the see flyer below.
This is an opportunity for all young adults in recovery to express themselves and their perspectives through music, poetry, spoken, you name it!

The event is open to ALL… bring family and friends and get ready for a sober afternoon.