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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

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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