Mental health

Mental health
5:24 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Conn.'s U.S. Senators, Experts Talk Mental Health After Report On Newtown Shooter

Dr. Alice Forrester of Clifford Beers, Sen. Chris Murphy, and Sen. Richard Blumenthal.
Credit Davis Dunavin / WSHU

Connecticut's U.S. Senators met with some of the state's mental health experts on Monday to talk about problems with mental health treatment — and potential solutions. The meeting came three days after the release of a state report, which found a series of missed opportunities in the treatment of the Newtown shooter, Adam Lanza.

The report suggested a lack of communication among Lanza's parents, educators, and mental health professionals. Senator Chris Murphy said it was evidence of a fragmented system of treatment.

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Increase in youth seeking mental health care
6:03 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Conn. takes first steps towards expanding capacity of children's mental health system

Connecticut is looking to improve its behavioral health system for children.  Gov. Dannel Malloy announced some first steps on Wednesday, following a comprehensive children’s mental health plan released last week.

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Mental Health
10:12 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Conn. holds last of six forums on children's mental health plan

Mental health experts, advocates and parents spoke at the last  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.

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Lawsuit against state settled
10:45 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Conn. agrees to move people with mental illness out of nursing homes

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.

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Teens can still seek treatment without consent
7:46 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Conn. task force to recommend the state raise the age for mental health consent to 18

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.

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