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February 2024 Themes!

Hi, everyone! Check out our content themes for February!

As a friendly reminder, please know that any content you would like to contribute does not have to be limited to the ideas listed on the flyer. You can also submit content around anything you feel comfortable sharing!

To submit an article, be a guest on a podcast, or provide a video, email us at turningpointct@positivedirections.org. Or, you can also submit your content directly to the Our StoriesBlogsCreative ExpressionsVideos, and Map pages!

It’s Okay To Be Single

Single Life

Valentine’s week can be a tough time for some. Couples and couples activities are slightly thrown in the faces of those who are single.  And it isn’t just during the week of Valentine’s Day, but the weeks leading up to it as well. There’s romance movies and TV shows running all the time. There’s an increase amount of flowers and chocolates available in stores.

I have been single for my entire life.  It used to be very depressing and I do sometimes still feel lonely.  Having a romantic partner would be such an honor. I’m patiently waiting for the day where I meet them.  

It’s Okay to be Single

Some of you may feel that way too.  Just know, though, that it is perfectly okay to not be in a romantic relationship.  

I have goals I am working towards achieving.  I feel that some goals need to either be fully achieved. Or even close enough to complete before I enter a romantic relationship. That way I can give the best version of myself to my future partner.

The Day Will Come

Our time will come, my fellow singles.  Don’t force anything to happen.  Please be as patient as you can.

The days that pass from now to the beginning of your romantic journey creates perfect opportunities for you to continue working on achieving your goals.

I wish you all enormous amounts of success and happiness!

– Therell 🤠

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

Happy Martin Luther King Day!

Special shoutout to Martin Luther King Jr. on this national holiday! Today we celebrate and commemorate a king who made so much possible in this world for us as a people. He is a hero and we appreciate every single thing that you’ve done to make a difference. Your death was monumental. Let’s continue to celebrate a dream, triumph, and a man who led a movement. Hug your brother and sister, use the community restroom bc you can, talk to someone who is different from you… smile at ignorance, just bc you can! Educate and grow.