It’s okay to feel your emotions. Happiness, anger, fear, sadness–having feelings is what makes us human. The Bridge helps kids and families develop tools to expressand deal with emotions in healthy, productive ways.
It’s okay to reach out. Check in with yourself and others regularly. Checking in and reaching out shows that you care about your own and others’ well-being and reduces stigma around talking about and seeking mental health care.
It’s okay to talk about it. We encourage our community to speak openly about their own mental health and the issues that influence access to care. Anyone can be a champion of emotional wellness by starting a conversation.
It’s okay to ask for help. There’s no need to face hardships on your own. Lean on your personal support network and seek out help from a professional like a counselor at The Bridge when life’s challenges feel overwhelming.
It’s okay to be you. The Bridge is a safe space for all kids. Our staff participates in on-going training to provide the most caring and sensitive support to youth at various stages of their mental health journeys.
Through private donations and a combination of foundation and government grants, The Bridge’s talented therapists provide quality service and interventions to promote self-directed healing and life-long, positive emotional health for kids and their families–regardless of income or insurance status.
Utilizing techniques rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), art and play therapy, and trauma-informed care, group and individual counseling sessions at The Bridge help youth develop strong foundations and tools to address emotional and mental health symptoms.
The Bridge is a safe space for all kids where staff and volunteer mentors provide caring and sensitive support to youth at various stages of their mental health journeys for lasting positive emotional health.
We encourage our community to speak openly about mental health and the issues that influence access to care–anyone can be a champion of emotional wellness by checking in regularly with friends, family, and neighbors.
Help us lower barriers and broaden access to services–purchasing and wearing an “It’s Okay” T-shirt or tank top not only shows that you are a mental health ambassador, but that you have invested in our mission.