TREATMENT: Know the Options & Where to Find Help
44 million U.S. adults have a mental illness and 56% of them did NOT get treatment within the last year, according to Mental Health America.

When it comes to treating mental health conditions, there is no one size fits all approach. Every person is unique and responds to treatment in a different way. Typically, a combination of therapy and medication is used to treat a mental illness. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and Mental Health America provide a wealth of information about different types of therapies.
Learn more about the benefits of early intervention and treatment.

Looking for Treatment & Support in Connecticut?
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RECOVERY: Helpful Resources
Recovery from a mental illness doesn't mean that the illness goes away. However, a person in recovery is getting better and living a fulfilling life despite having a mental health condition. Recovery means something different for everyone and it's a life-long journey because you constantly learn and grow throughout the process.
Below are some resources you might find helpful.
NAMI Connecticut Groups
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For Teens & Young Adults
OK2TALK is a community where teens & young adults struggling with mental health conditions can find a safe place to talk about what they’re experiencing by sharing their personal stories of recovery, tragedy, struggle or hope.
Other Tips & Resources
The Mighty is a digital health community created to empower and connect people facing health challenges and disabilities. Check out their mental health community. Read stories from others or become a contributor yourself!
National Prevention Week
The Hub is participating in National Prevention Week on social media. Find out what others are doing by following hashtags #PreventionHappensHereCT #NationalPreventionWeek

  • Monday, May 10: Preventing Prescription Drug and Opioid Misuse
  • Tuesday, May 11: Preventing Underage Drinking and Alcohol Misuse
  • Wednesday, May 12: Preventing Illicit Drug Use and Youth Marijuana Use
  • Thursday, May 13: Preventing Youth Tobacco Use (E-Cigarettes and Vaping)
  • Friday, May 14: Preventing Suicide (Don't miss this free event, "Talk Saves Lives: Suicide Prevention" - register now)

Check the video we did to show you how quick and easy it is to dispose of unused prescription drugs.
In the News
Suicide Among Black Girls Is a Mental Health Crisis...

Suicide among Black girls and teenagers in the U.S. has risen by nearly 200% in recent years, contributing to a narrowing gender gap.

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A mental health glossary to explain what you're feeling...

"I'm depressed." "I'm anxious." "I'm burnt out." The vocabulary of mental health has seeped into our everyday lives. While some people may use these terms to speak about a specific diagnosis, others use these phrases casually, colloquially,...

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Reentry Anxiety: 7 Ways to Deal With Post-Pandemic Stress

The key thing to remember is to go easy on yourself, and "be accepting and compassionate of the things you're feeling," she says. After being cooped up in our homes for so long, you may feel like you never want to take your freedom for granted again.

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The Hub: Behavioral Health Action Organization for Southwestern CT
A division of the Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership (RYASAP) 

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