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.
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. Mental health providers say the plan needs to focus on getting care to young people.
Connecticut announced on Tuesday it’s launched a webpage to help families find state mental health resources. The Mental Health Parity webpage also has information to help families navigate insurance coverage for behavioral health and substance abuse treatment.
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signing legislation at the Capitol in Hartford on Thursday, April 4, 2013, that includes new restrictions on weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines, a response to last year's deadly school shooting in Newtown.
Connecticut schools aren’t making use of state mental health programs for children. That’s according to report released Monday by the advocacy group the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut. The groups says 160,000 children in Connecticut need mental health care, but only 20 percent receive it.