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Friday, Nov 01, 2019, 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Objectives: As a result of participating in this live activity, participants should be able to:

1. Describe the rationale for [...]

Friday, Dec 06, 2019, 9:00AM - 4:00PM

The Art and Science of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based treatment for a broad range of psychiatric disorders. In this workshop, we will [...]

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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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Suicide Prevention: When People Offering Help Actually Need It

Two recent high-profile suicide deaths of men who worked with those at-risk for suicide highlights the increased suicide rate for those who provide services and care. The importance or raising awareness in September, National Suicide Prevention Month, is highlighted by the deaths of Gregory Eells, the executive director of counseling [...]

Panel: Suicide Prevention Starts with Empathy, Building Connections

As part of the seventh Annual World Suicide Prevention Day Conference Sept. 13, Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network hosted a panel presentation about the role of healthcare providers in suicide prevention. The panel included Behavioral Health Network Physician-in-Chief John Santopietro; Sgt. Kevin Briggs, a retired California Highway Patrol officer and national speaker; [...]

When Medical Illness Causes Mental Health Problems in Youths

As if struggling with chronic medical illness is not challenging enough for young adults, research shows they are also far more likely to develop mental illness than those not facing physical challenges or limitations. A two-year research study released by the Cambridge Health Alliance followed 48,000 youth between ages 6 [...]

How Suicide Prevention Became Part of This Officer’s Job

When Kevin Briggs was sent out on his California Highway Patrol motorcycle to monitor the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, he had no training in interacting with suicidal people but the pain and anguish he saw in their eyes affected him instantly and deeply. “I just wanted to be [...]

Genetic Link Between Anorexia and Psychiatric, Metabolic Disorders?

For the first time, researchers have found a possible genetic link between anorexia nervosa and not only psychiatric but also metabolic disorders that may contribute to the disorder’s development. Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by a distorted perception of body size, severe restriction of food intake and dangerously [...]

At IOL, Connecting Young Clients Through Giant Murals

Eleven-year-old Xavier Hill had never really done anything artistic until he met a woman who managed to coax acrylic images of rainbows, skulls and basketballs out of him simply by sharing her personal story about art and mental illness. The Wethersfield boy, who attends the TOPS Extended Day Program at [...]


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Thursday, Jun 20, 2019, 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Trauma Nurse Care Core Course

The Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) is a 16-hour program, which includes selected didactic presentations and skill stations. It was [...]

Thursday, Sep 19, 2019, 8:00AM - 5:00PM

Trauma Nurse Care Core Course

The Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) is a 16-hour program, which includes selected didactic presentations and skill stations. It was [...]

Monday, Sep 23, 2019, 12:00AM - 12:00AM

E-Learning Childbirth Classes

The eLearning program is an interactive, Web-based tool that contains animated illustrations, videos, voice-overs, and games. It's great [...]

 

 

 

 

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