Mental health en Conn. holds last of six forums on children's 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 Conn. agrees to move people with mental illness out of 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 Conn. task force to recommend the state raise the age for mental health consent to 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 Mental health advocates rally in 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 Mental health advocates rally in Albany Conn. developing plan for children's 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 Conn. developing plan for children's mental health