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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 […]

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) vs. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): What’s the Difference?

Mental health disorders—such as anxiety, depression, and substance addiction—are complex conditions that can stir a range of symptoms in individuals. Everyone has a different experience with mental illness, including the severity of their disorder and how much it affects their day-to-day life. Some individuals struggle with multiple, co-occurring mental health problems. Therefore, no treatment plan […]

Can Drugs Cause Mental Illness? The Cause & Effect of Drugs on Mental Health

Research has long connected substance abuse to mental illness. Experts report that close to 40 percent of individuals with substance addiction also struggle with mental health disorders like depression and anxiety. Among adolescents, in particular, it’s estimated that 60 percent of those in addiction treatment programs also meet the diagnostic criteria for mental illness. But […]

Are You Parenting a Child with Mental Illness? Tips for Parents

Mental illness can affect anyone, of any age. Although it’s an unfortunate reality, it’s estimated that 1 in every 5 youth (between the ages of 3 and 17) has been diagnosed with a mental, emotional, or behavioral disorder. If you are a parent with a child who is also struggling, know that you are not […]

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for Anxiety and Depression

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is one of the most popular and powerful treatments for young people struggling with mental health disorders. A branch of cognitive behavioral therapy, DBT is largely known for its ability to address the underlying emotional dysregulation that accompanies anxiety and depression. DBT encourages individuals to develop important life skills, improve relationships, […]

The Benefits of Yoga as Mental Health Therapy 

It’s estimated that close to one in 10 Americans regularly practice yoga to enhance their health and wellness. Yoga has been found to improve flexibility, balance, fitness, and overall quality of life. However, yoga also has a range of mental health benefits, including the ability to reduce stress, anxiety, and pain.  As such, yoga is […]

Long-Term Psychiatric Hospitals vs. Long-Term Residential Treatment 

Mental illness affects close to 58 million Americans today, but no story is the same. Every person struggles with their own symptoms and faces their own challenges because of their condition. When it comes to treating mental illness, then, it’s important to receive a personalized evaluation – so that whoever is struggling can receive a […]

The Mental Health Benefits of Nature and Being Outdoors 

There is something to be said about the way we feel in nature. Whether or not you’re an “outdoorsy” person, just stepping outside can have a profound impact on your spirits. The warmth of the sun on your face. A rippling current on your feet. The soft sounds of the birds on a quiet afternoon. […]

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Depression and Anxiety 

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a widely adopted therapeutic approach that has proven very effective in treating mental health disorders like depression and anxiety. Time and time again, studies show that cognitive behavioral therapy has the potential to significantly improve a person’s functioning and quality of life. And because of this, many treatment experts view […]