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Turnbridge operates leading mental health and substance abuse treatment programs throughout Connecticut. This blog is a resource for people seeking addiction and mental health recovery information and inspiration, and the latest Turnbridge news and events.

CONNECTIONS Newsletter Archive

Missed a copy of the Turnbridge Connections Newsletter? On this page you can find all of the editions we’ve published previously. Click on the date of the issue you’d like to read and stay up to date with all of happenings at Turnbridge. Sign up here to start receiving the Turnbridge Connections Newsletter. 2020 Newsletter May    June […]

Noah Kahan on Mental Health and Therapy   

If you are from New England, active on TikTok, a fan of folk music, or if you watched the 2024 Grammy Awards, you’re likely familiar with Noah Kahan. Noah Kahan is a rising star who, in 2022, captured the hearts of many listeners with his viral album, Stick Season. The singer-songwriter is from Vermont, but […]

What it Means to Be Mentally Healthy: A Guide for 2024

Just decades ago, mental health was rarely talked about. Struggles with anxiety, trauma, and depression were often kept under wraps, preventing people from getting the support they need and deserve. Now, mental health is widely discussed—and becoming mentally healthy is a top priority for young Americans.  According to new research from Deloitte, almost 80 percent […]

What You Must Know about Xylazine (the “Tranq” Drug)

An emerging drug of abuse, called xylazine, is becoming an increasing concern throughout the United States. Xylazine has been detected in an alarming number of illegal drug supplies and fatal overdose cases throughout the country. So much, in fact, that the White House, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and other organizations have released alerts about […]

Depression Treatment Options for Teens and Young Adults

Depression can affect anyone, of any age or upbringing. Today, more than 2.7 million youth are living with severe major depression – and even more have reported depressive episodes in the last year. It’s a devastating reality, but a reality nonetheless. The number of children, teenagers, and young adults struggling with depression has been on […]

How Can Teenagers Relieve Stress?

Mental health issues are at an all-time high in America, particularly for young people. According to a new study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 3 out of every 10 teenagers have experienced “poor mental health” – feelings of stress, anxiety, depression – in the last 30 days. It’s no wonder […]

Anxiety in Teen Girls is Common: Here’s Why

Anxiety is among the most prevalent mental health disorders in Americans today. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that close to one-third of U.S. adults will experience an anxiety disorder during their lifetimes. Historically, the rates of anxiety disorder are higher among females than males. This is true for both adults and […]

The Consequences of Substance Abuse in Adolescence

Drugs and alcohol pose serious danger to a teenager’s health, but the consequences of substance abuse during adolescence go well beyond a person’s physical wellbeing. Substance abuse during the teen years can also have detrimental effects on one’s mental health, academic performance, social relationships, and legal reputation. It can be both life-altering and life-threatening.  However, […]

What is Polysubstance Abuse and Overdose?

For years, we have been fighting an opioid crisis in the United States, with an increasing number of deaths being attributed to opioid drugs each year. However, experts have recently ruled that phrases like “opioid overdose” actually over-simplify the tragedy we’re experiencing in our country. In truth, we are up against a polysubstance abuse and […]

“Help! School Makes Me Depressed”: Advice for Struggling Teens

It is normal to feel sad and moody at times, especially as a growing teen! However, when your sadness seems to last for weeks on end, or you are growing more irritable and tired as time goes on, this could be a symptom of depression. Depression is a mood disorder that is characterized by feelings […]

How to Manage Holiday Stress and Protect Your Mental Health 

For many, the holiday season is a time of cheer—filled with gift-giving, family gatherings, and endless food and drinks. However, it’s important to remember that not everyone has a happy holiday experience. The holidays tend to stir up many negative feelings, too, like grief, frustration, anxiety, and stress. In fact, most people will experience battles […]