Mental Health In The Media

Recent news items about mental health conditions, treatment, support, wellness, and federal, state, and local mental health policies that may be of interest to you:

Advocates say proposal to ban flavored vaping products doesn’t go far enough
The Hartford Courant – – February 18, 2020

After investigative findings, state action required to assure patient rights and safety
The CT Mirror – – February 19, 2020

As Lamont touts Clean Slate proposal, advocates push broader reforms
The CT Mirror – – February 19, 2020

Audit finds poor performance by state’s Medicaid transportation broker, including cancer patient who waited 5 hours for pickup
The Hartford Courant – – February 19, 2020

Beyond Possible: How the Hearing Voices Approach Transforms Lives
YouTube – – February 9, 2020

Connecticut drug deaths spiked in 2019, reaching record highs. Those on the front lines of the opioid crisis say they aren’t surprised
Hartford Courant – – February 21, 2020

I Am A 29-Year-Old Who Dreads Going Outside. Here’s How Agoraphobia Affects Me
The Huffington Post – – February 22, 2020

In veterans’ darkest hours, service dogs can light a path back to stability
Hartford Courant – – February 19, 2020

Judiciary Committee To Tackle End To Solitary Confinement
The CT News Junkie – – February 25, 2020

Juvenile justice advocates: Let’s ‘Raise the Age’ again
The CT Mirror – – February 10, 2020

Lawmakers again consider bill allowing terminally ill patients to obtain a doctor’s help to end their lives
Hartford Courant – – February 14, 2020

Neural Signature Identifies People Likely to Respond to Antidepressant Medication
NIMH – – February 10, 2020

New Britain using federal grant in an effort to cut opioid overdoses in half
The Hartford Courant – – February 12, 2020

Other states show why legalizing marijuana is a bad idea
The Hartford Courant – – February 9, 2020

Payout From a National Opioids Settlement Won’t Be as Big as Hoped
The New York Times – – February 17, 2020

Stresses Multiply for Many US Clergy: ‘We Need Help Too’
US News – – February 18, 2020

Wake up America. Insurance companies prescribe your medications
The CT Mirror – – February 20, 2020

We Need To Pay Better Attention To Loved Ones’ Mental Health
The Huffington Post – – February 19, 2020

Women have different needs than men when treating alcohol and other substance use
Chicago Tribune – – January 22, 2020

And on a lighter note:

Garfield – – May 7, 2018

If you have a suggested article, blog or video for our next edition, please send it our way!


Thomas Burr
Community and Affiliate Relations Manager
NAMI Connecticut

Please Note: The views expressed in the above articles, video’s etc., solely represent the views of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of NAMI Connecticut, it’s members, partners and/or affiliates.
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