Youturn Health is a virtual support program that bridges the gap between inaction and seeking treatment by making support accessible to individuals grappling with stress, anxiety, depression, or suicidal ideation, wherever they are in their journey. The program includes anonymous, unlimited access to an online library of educational videos, peer support from coaches who share the same lived experience as the participant, and support for family members.
Who We Help
In the public sector, Youturn Health focuses on helping:
- First responders: The occupational risks of being a first responder make them vulnerable to mental health and substance use issues. We find and engage first responders who might otherwise fall through the cracks and provide support for stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, or suicidal ideation, wherever they are in their journey.
- Veterans: Many veterans struggle to find support and reintegrate with society after serving their country. This leads to depression, PTSD, substance use, suicidal ideation and worse. We provide compassionate support including family support, peer coaching, and virtual tools to support veterans wherever they are in their journey.
- Incarcerated Individuals: Former inmates are highly susceptible to overdose, especially as they struggle to find their place in a society that has moved forward while they were incarcerated. Our online all-in-one program helps jails and prisons reduce substance use during and after incarceration to help combat recidivism.
More from Youturn Health
Podcast: Ernie Stevens Creates Mental Health Crisis Training for Police Officers: Ernie Stevens speaks about his experience as a founding member of the San Antonio Police Department's Mental Health Unit and what he's learned about training officers to respond to mental illness calls.
Case Study: Support and Outreach for Veterans Result in Success for Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder and PTSD: This case study details how Andrew, a veteran of the U.S. Army, connected with Youturn Health and how his peer coach helped him get treatment and thrive in recovery.
Case Study: Peer Coach Uses Lived Experience to Support Inmates as They Re-Enter Society, Reduce Recidivism: This case study shares how Drake found sobriety in prison after 40 years of substance use and how he uses his lived experience to provide peer coaching support to help former inmates re-enter society successfully.
Difficult but Necessary Conversations for First Responder Families: First responder families are unique and face different challenges than non-first responder families typically do. Engaging in communication about a first responder’s job and the needs of all family members early on can help cultivate norms of flexibility and openness.
Podcast: Veterans Unfiltered with Zach Goff and Rich Jones: Three veterans from the U.S. military share their experience getting support and mental health through the VA and giving back to the vet community as peer coaches.
Podcast: Hope for Prisoners: Youturn Health advisory board member Jon Ponder shares how his organization, Hope for Prisoners, helps people who’ve been incarcerated with long-term support and services as they work to reclaim their lives.