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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.

How to Treat Mental Illness Without Medication

Receiving a mental health diagnosis can be devastating, both for those affected and for their families. However, there is good news. Mental illness is very treatable and manageable. Today, so many people with mental illness go on to achieve recovery and lead fulfilling lives after treatment. You can, too.  There are many different treatment options […]

Is There a Connection Between Social Media and Eating Disorders?

It’s estimated that, by the age of 40, 20 percent of women and 14 percent of men will experience an eating disorder. However, experts report that there’s been a notable rise in eating disorders since the pandemic began, particularly among teenage girls. Eating disorders are characterized by unhealthy relationships with food and negative perceptions of […]

All About Long-Term Residential Mental Health Facilities  

It can be scary to watch your loved one struggle with a mental health condition—whether it’s anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, schizophrenia, or another illness. The symptoms, not to mention the worry you have over their general well-being, can be overwhelming at times. And the idea of sending them to a treatment facility can […]

How Long Does Rehab Take, and How Long to Break a Substance Addiction? 

Every addiction is unique. People have different reasons for using, different experiences as a result of using, and different battles they are facing in their everyday lives. As such, there is not one “right” course of treatment for substance addiction. Every treatment plan must be customized to the needs of each individual—taking into consideration their […]

A Guide to Anxiety Treatment for Teens and Young Adults

Almost everyone experiences anxiety from time to time. Especially after a long and grueling pandemic, many of us have worried about things like health, finances, family, or success. However, for most people, these anxieties are temporary. When worry becomes persistent and pervasive—and fear meddles with your everyday life—it’s likely that an anxiety disorder is to […]

What You Should Know About Combined Drug Intoxication

What is Combined Drug Intoxication? Combined drug intoxication (CDI) happens when a person ingests multiple drugs at one time. Drug users may consume multiple substances on accident—for example, in the case of laced drugs—or intentionally, to heighten their effects. The latter case is especially true for those struggling with addiction. After developing a tolerance to […]

Common Mental Health Issues in Teenage Girls (and How to Help)

There has been an alarming and unprecedented rise in mental health issues among teenage girls. A recent CDC study, published in 2023, found that close to 60 percent of teen girls felt persistently sad or hopeless in the year 2021. This was up from just 36 percent in 2011. On top of that, 30 percent […]

Depression in Teen Girls: What You Should Know 

Depression is rising in youth across the United States, and teenage girls are disproportionately affected. According to the latest data from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), teen girls are experiencing record high levels of sadness, as well as suicide risk. Specifically, three in five teenage girls (57 percent) felt persistently sad and […]

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 […]