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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

Thomas Leonardi (from Connecticut Department of Insurance Website)

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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Study: Twitter News Consumers Are Young, Educated, And Mobile

Analysis of the Newtown, Conn. shooting on Dec. 14 of last year showed how quickly Twitter topics can change. On the day of the shooting, sentiment and sympathy for the victims made up one-third of the conversation. But by Dec. 17, gun control, President Obama, mental health issues and the shooter doubled in focus.

11/04/2013

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VP Biden: Country On Cusp Of Mental Health Changes

Vice President Joe Biden says the country is on the cusp of what he called “remarkable changes” in the treatment of mental illness.

10/23/2013

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Authorities: Connecticut Woman Killed In D.C. Had Delusions About President

A Connecticut woman shot to death by police after she tried to drive through barricades outside the White House held the delusional belief that the president was communicating with her, a federal law enforcement official said Friday.

10/04/2013

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Study: Sibling Rivalries Could Indicate Poor Mental Health

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found that fighting between siblings – often thought to be a natural part of the growing-up process – may actually indicate poor mental health and mental health distress.

06/17/2013

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Police Union Fights For Expanded Trauma Coverage For First Responders

The police union that represents the officers who responded to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting is still hoping to change Connecticut’s law and extend workers’ compensation benefits to first responders who’ve suffered mental illness after experiencing a traumatic event like the December massacre.

04/20/2013

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Study: Silent Treatment Best Way To Deal With Jerks

According to a new study, if someone is so obnoxious to talk to, it is actually better for mental healthiness to end the conversation abruptly.

02/20/2013

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