By James Vaznis
May 17, 2016

MARLBOROUGH - When 16-year-old Jasmin Duarte feels anxiety at Assabet Valley Technical Regional High School - often after lunchtime chaos in the cafeteria - she slips inside a small room, lit dimly with floor lamps and miniature lights, with the sound of trickling water in the background.

It is here that Duarte found solace in the weeks after her hospitalization last fall for depression and an eating disorder, and where she received counseling to help her deal with her anxiety and tutoring to catch up in her classes. The room continues to be a lifeline that could prevent a relapse.