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A Fox Lane High School English teacher who allegedly exchanged online messages with a “medium” about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting has filed a suit against the district for firing him following an FBI and police investigation into his mental health. (DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Report Recommends Mental Health Care Improvements

Connecticut’s system for treating children and young adults with psychiatric issues is inadequate for addressing what has become “a substantial public mental health burden in the state,” according to a task force that released wide-ranging recommendations Tuesday on how the state can improve services.

06/18/2014

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Deal In Mental Health Housing Lawsuit

Connecticut officials have agreed to stop housing many mentally ill people in nursing homes in a proposed settlement of an eight-year-old lawsuit involving more than 200 psychiatric patients.

05/01/2014

Distraught leave the fire station after hearing news of their loved ones from officials on Dec. 14, 2012 in Newtown, Conn. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Newtown Struggling To Meet Mental Health Demand For Those Affected By Sandy Hook Massacre

Some of the charities paying for mental health care for children and families affected by the Sandy Hook massacre are running short of money and officials don’t know how much they’ll need — and for how long — to repair the psychological scars from the mass shooting.

03/16/2014

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Newtown To Seek $8 Million For Mental Health Counseling

Newtown officials plan to ask the federal government for an $8 million grant for mental health counseling for hundreds of people affected by the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

02/19/2014

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“60 Minutes” Looks At Raising A Mentally Ill Child

Connecticut mothers and a nurse-practitioner from Yale-New Haven Hospital were among the guests as the CBS News Magazine “60 Minutes” looked at the problems families have finding care for children with mental health problems.

01/27/2014

Friends say a Connecticut woman killed the day after Christmas had worried about her troubled son not taking his psychiatric medications and had thought he needed to be hospitalized. (Getty)

Slain Woman Repeatedly Sought Mental Health Care For Her Son

Friends say a Connecticut woman killed the day after Christmas had worried about her troubled son not taking his psychiatric medications and had thought he needed to be hospitalized.

01/26/2014

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DCF Working On Children’s Mental Health Plan

Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families is working on a plan to address the behavioral health needs of children across the state.

01/14/2014

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NH Bill Requires Mental Health Reports For Gun Background Checks

A bill that would limit access to guns in New Hampshire to people who have been judged by a court to be mentally ill faces a hearing in a Senate committee Tuesday.

01/13/2014

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New Mental Health Parity Website

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut is unveiling a website to help families seeking insurance coverage and reimbursement for behavioral health and substance abuse treatment. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced the Department of Insurance’s new “mental […]

12/24/2013

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Federal Mental Health Insurance Regulations Inspired By Newtown

The Obama administration had pledged to issue a final mental health parity rule as part of an effort to reduce gun violence. Officials said they have now completed or made significant progress on 23 executive actions that were part of a plan announced in response to the school massacre in Newtown.

11/08/2013

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