Mental health

Government
9:30 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Mental health advocates rally in Albany

Mental health advocates rally in support of budget proposals
Credit Jenna Flanagan / Innovation Trail

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. 

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Newtown legislation requires reevaluation
11:07 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Conn. developing plan for children's mental health

DCF Commissioner Joette Katz, in Rocky Hill, Conn. on Tuesday
Credit Craig LeMoult

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.

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Mental Health Parity webpage
3:25 pm
Tue December 24, 2013

Conn. launches webpage to help families access mental health resources

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.

   

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legislative response to newtown school shooting
11:39 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Conn. has second toughest gun laws in the nation

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.
Credit AP Photo/Steven Senne

Connecticut ranks second highest in the nation for the strength of its gun reform laws, trailing only California.

That’s according to an annual ranking by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

WSHU's Ebong Udoma covers the state capitol and discusses the legislative response to the Newtown School Shooting, which included new stricter gun laws.

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Children's mental health
6:09 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Report: Conn. schools not using state mental health resources

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.


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