mental health

File photo of siblings playing on a playground. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

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

File photo of a woman yelling at a man.  (credit: Tanya Constantine/Getty Images)

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

File photo of Conn. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. (credit: Getty Images)

No Specific Newtown Shooting Funds In Malloy’s Budget

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s new budget does not set aside new funds specifically earmarked to boost school security measures or mental health programs in light of the deadly school shooting in Newtown.

02/06/2013

Victoria Veltri, Healthcare Advocate testifies

Mental Health Services Subject Of Latest Sandy Hook Hearing

A legislative subcommittee is taking testimony on mental health services in Connecticut following the deadly school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

01/29/2013

File photo of a makeshift memorial for the victims of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. (credit: Getty Images)

Connecticut Mental Health Bill Defeated Months Before Deadly School Shooting

As the national discussion on mental health continues following the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 27 people, a recent mental health bill that was defeated in Connecticut may have helped in keeping Adam Lanza away from Sandy Hook Elementary School.

12/17/2012

File photo of one of the memorials in Newtown, Conn., following Friday's tragic shooting. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Lanza’s Mom Had Authority Of Shooter After Divorce

Newly public divorce paperwork shows that the mother of Connecticut school shooter Adam Lanza had the authority to make all decisions regarding his upbringing.

12/17/2012

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State Supreme Court Rejects Appeal In Incompetency Case

The state Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of a mentally ill man ordered into state custody in 2010, after officials discovered to their shock that he had been released from a mental hospital 18 years earlier without their knowledge in connection with a 1991 murder.

11/19/2012

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