Mental health http://wshu.org en Conn. task force to recommend the state raise the age for mental health consent to 18 http://wshu.org/post/conn-task-force-recommend-state-raise-age-mental-health-consent-18 <p>A Connecticut task force is going to recommend that the state raise the legal age of consent for mental health treatment to 18. The task force made the decision on Tuesday.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 23:46:50 +0000 Ebong Udoma 15504 at http://wshu.org Mental health advocates rally in Albany http://wshu.org/post/mental-health-advocates-rally-albany <p>Community mental health advocates descended on Albany Tuesday. They were there to voice their approval for more than $200 million earmarked in Governor Andrew Cuomo's budget proposal for new community services and supports for New Yorkers with psychiatric conditions.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 14:30:38 +0000 Jenna Flanagan 12060 at http://wshu.org Mental health advocates rally in Albany Conn. developing plan for children's mental health http://wshu.org/post/conn-developing-plan-childrens-mental-health <p>Connecticut's Department of Children and Families announced on Tuesday that they’re beginning to develop a plan to address the behavioral health needs of children in the state.&nbsp; Mental health providers say the plan needs to focus on getting care to young people.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:07:51 +0000 Craig LeMoult 11344 at http://wshu.org Conn. developing plan for children's mental health Conn. launches webpage to help families access mental health resources http://wshu.org/post/conn-launches-webpage-help-families-access-mental-health-resources <p>Connecticut announced on Tuesday it’s launched a webpage to help families find state mental health resources. The&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ct.gov/cid/cwp/view.asp?a=4092&amp;Q=479346">Mental Health Parity webpage&nbsp;</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">also has information to help families navigate insurance coverage for behavioral health and substance abuse treatment.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 20:25:18 +0000 Ebong Udoma 10372 at http://wshu.org Conn. has second toughest gun laws in the nation http://wshu.org/post/conn-has-second-toughest-gun-laws-nation <p>Connecticut ranks second highest in the nation for the strength of its gun reform laws, trailing only California.</p><p>That’s according to an annual ranking by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.</p><p>WSHU's Ebong Udoma covers the state capitol and discusses the legislative response to the Newtown School Shooting, which included new stricter gun laws.</p><p></p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:39:35 +0000 Ebong Udoma 9629 at http://wshu.org Conn. has second toughest gun laws in the nation