Mental health http://wshu.org en Conn. holds last of six forums on children's mental health plan http://wshu.org/post/conn-holds-last-six-forums-childrens-mental-health-plan <p>Mental health experts, advocates and parents spoke at the last&nbsp; of six Connecticut community forums on children’s mental health in Stamford on Tuesday. The speakers hope their testimony will help direct a new plan being developed by the state’s Department of Children and Families.</p><p></p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:12:30 +0000 Davis Dunavin 18500 at http://wshu.org Conn. agrees to move people with mental illness out of nursing homes http://wshu.org/post/conn-agrees-move-people-mental-illness-out-nursing-homes <p>Connecticut officials say they will stop housing hundreds of mentally ill people in nursing homes. The decision is part of the settlement of a lawsuit against the state.</p><p></p> Fri, 02 May 2014 02:45:36 +0000 Craig LeMoult 16741 at http://wshu.org 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