Client Stories

September 8, 2020

Abby’s Story

Abby’s Story Content warning: Suicidal ideation  Abby is a 16-year-old female who was referred to the Bridge Crisis team by her high school counselor following a […]
August 25, 2020

Natalie’s Story

Natalie’s Story Content warning: Anxiety Natalie is a ten-year-old who was referred to The Bridge by her school social worker. Natalie is a very good student […]
August 4, 2020

Michael’s Story

Michael’s Story Content warning: Anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation Michael is a nine-year-old boy who was experiencing significant levels of anxiety and stress surrounding school, family, and […]
July 30, 2020

Chris’ Story

Chris’ Story Content warning: Teen vape use The Bridge Youth & Family Services has been involved with the Palatine Peer Jury program for numerous years. This […]
June 18, 2020

Nora’s Story

Nora’s Story Content warning: Gender identity, sexual orientation, depression, anxiety, suicide Nora is 15-years-old and of Hispanic descent; she has always felt different and has dealt […]
June 10, 2020

Eddie’s Story

Eddie’s Story “There’s a lot of people dying!” expressed Eddie, a 5-year-old client, during a therapy session while talking about the coronavirus health emergency and what […]
March 26, 2020

Allison’s Story

Allison’s Story Content warning: Challenging family situation, homelessness, depression Allison is a pre-teen living with her mother and two older brothers. Her mother is disabled and […]
March 26, 2020

David’s Story

David’s Story Content warning: Physical abuse, depression, drug use David is a teenager who lives with his mother and younger sister. Before he was incarcerated on […]
March 26, 2020

Noah’s Story

Noah’s Story Content warning: Depression, suicide, gender identity Misunderstandings about transgender children and their needs mean that many still don’t get the support they deserve, and […]
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