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Authentic Connections

With a base in three decades of scientific research, Authentic Connections is a non-profit group committed to maximizing individuals' personal well-being and resilience in their communities, schools, and work settings.

What We Do


We help people foster resilience by drawing on strong and supportive relationships in their everyday environments

Who We Work With

Individuals in high-stress environments, including
  • Parents under stress
  • Professionals, especially women, in positions of leadership and mentorship
  • Educators and students in high-acheiving schools
  • Professionals in high-stress careers including veterans, first-responders, and health care providers.

Major News Stories

Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?

Alarmed, Jake’s parents sent him to his primary-care physician, who prescribed Prozac, an antidepressant often given to anxious teenagers. It was the first of many medications that Jake, who asked that his last name not be used, would try over the next year. But none seemed to work – and some made a bad situation worse.

Mommy Mentors Help Fight The Stigma Of Postpartum Mood Disorder

Postpartum depression and anxiety are common among new mothers, but few talk about these feelings.

Rich teens, drug abuse and the importance of involved parents

Teenagers in wealthy American suburbs seem to have it all: a nice home, great opportunities. More often than other adolescents, they also seem to have a taste for drugs and alcohol.

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