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Friday, Oct 02, 2020, 9:00AM - 3:30PM

Face Your Fears: Conducting Good Exposure Therapy Across Diagnoses

Instructional in-person, six hour workshop for healthcare professionals led by Dr. David F. Tolin. Exposure therapy is an evidence-based [...]

Wednesday, Nov 04, 2020, 7:15AM - 4:00PM

15th Annual Interdisciplinary Transplant Symposium

Solid organ transplantation has become the standard of care for individuals with end-stage kidney, liver, or heart disease. Care of [...]

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FDA Approves Nasal Spray for Depression

The federal Food & Drug Administration has approved a nasal spray to treat depression - and it's not without controversy. Hartford Hospital Institute of Living researcher Mirela Lotus explains.

Teens & Suicide

Connecticut has been rocked by a number of high profile teen suicides in 2019. Dr. Laura Saunders from Hartford HealthCare's Behavioral Health Network talks about how to bring up the topic with your teens.


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New: COVID-Related Behavioral Health Hotline

In any catastrophe, the medical needs must be tended first, followed by a wave of behavioral health issues that can last for months and years. The COVID-19 infection rate peaked in Connecticut at the end of April and now the Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network (BHN) is preparing for increased demand [...]

A Parade of Love and Support for IOL’s Youngest Patients

A team of 20 staff members at the Institute of Living met in the parking lot May 15 and festooned their vehicles with balloons, streamers and messages of support for patients in their Child & Adolescent Day Program and Extended Day Program. A parade was in the works. “Depression and [...]

A COVID-Related Suicide Spike: Where to Find Support

Ongoing stresses related to the COVID-19 pandemic – financial constraints, unemployment and isolation – have caused a national spike in suicide. Patricia Rehmer, MSN, ACHE, president of the Behavioral Health Network and senior vice president of Hartford HealthCare (HHC), said national sources estimate up to 75,000 people will die by [...]

How to Help Teens Resist the Urge to Blow Past COVID-19 Guidelines

While parents often feel like broken records, constantly repeating safety reminders and directions on an endless loop, pandemic parents of teenagers need to be prepared to keep that theme moving as the world starts to reopen around us and the kids want out. “We, as adults, know to go slow [...]

Why Marijuana Might Not Be Harmful to the Teen Brain

Cheech & Chong aside, commentary published by a Hartford HealthCare researcher declares that teen marijuana use may not affect one’s IQ as is generally assumed. Dr. Godfrey Pearlson, director of the Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center and research director at the Institute of Living, part of Hartford HealthCare, was the single [...]

What You Can Do to Help Someone Who Is Depressed

Few people really seem themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic as we juggle new schedules, isolate ourselves and, for essential workers, face spirit-crushing realities as many help others gravely ill with the virus. But, besides other responsibilities you may be juggling right now, being mindful of the behavioral health state of [...]


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Thursday, Jun 04, 2020, 10:00AM - 11:30AM

Webinar: It's Hard to Mom

This support group offers an opportunity for mothers to come together, share experiences, and support each other. This group welcomes [...]

Thursday, Jun 04, 2020, 12:00PM - 1:30PM

More Happy In Your Home Webinar Cooking Series: Stuffed Chicken Breast

Hartford HealthCare puts more happy in your home. In this free, interactive webinar, join Hartford HealthCare Bone&Joint Institute's [...]

Thursday, Jun 04, 2020, 5:15PM - 6:30PM

Webinar: Support Group for Families Dealing with Major Mental Illness

This support group will resume on Zoom starting 5/21. This group is for family and friends of individuals who have schizophrenia, bipolar, [...]

 

 

 

 

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