Mental Health In The Media

Recent news of interest to our NAMI Connecticut community:

Bristol hopes testimonial videos will help combat the opioid epidemic
The Hartford Courant – www.courant.com – January 2, 2020
https://www.courant.com/community/bristol/hc-news-bristol-opioid-20200102-aaiifozup5hgddpdbvxfjka5ly-story.html

Congress acts. Connecticut war on opioids continues.
The CT Mirror – www.ctmirror.org – January 2, 2019
https://ctmirror.org/2020/01/02/congress-acts-connecticut-war-on-opioids-continues/

Connecticut should become the ‘Right to Housing State’
Hartford Courant – www.courant.com – January 9, 2020
https://www.courant.com/opinion/op-ed/hc-op-anwar-housing-0109-20200109-djs67wckuva7fgvteglywqwsim-story.html

Former inmates now account for more than half of all drug overdose deaths in Connecticut
The Hartford Courant – www.courant.com – January 6, 2020
https://www.courant.com/politics/hc-pol-inmates-drug-deaths-mirror-20200106-azwktwimcbhxdnrfy47uour4x4-story.html

Harm reduction center opening near drug death ‘epicenter’
The Hartford Courant – www.courant.com – December 17, 2019
https://www.courant.com/sns-bc-ct–exchange-harm-reduction-center-opens-20191217-story.html

Homelessness is down in CT. Here are 5 things to know.
The CT Mirror – www.ctmirror.org – January 8, 2020
https://ctmirror.org/2020/01/08/homelessness-is-down-in-ct-here-are-5-things-to-know/

NAMI Board Of Directors Names Daniel H. Gillison, Jr. As New Chief Executive
NAMI – www.nami.org – December 18, 2019
https://www.nami.org/Press-Media/Press-Releases/2019/NAMI-Board-of-Directors-Names-Daniel-H-Gillison-Jr-As-New-Chief-Executive

New Britain reports success with Project HOPE drug treatment effort, and Plainville is ready to join
The Hartford Courant – www.courant.com – January 3, 2020
https://www.courant.com/community/new-britain/hc-news-new-britain-project-hope-20200103-4fzlludxzfe5dpfbykv4ylvwge-story.html

Regulators to set up 3-digit suicide hotline number like 911
AP News – www.apnews.com – December 12, 2019
https://apnews.com/5bdc5ffccd2666838fc57765df41a27b

There are ways to help children who suffer from mental health conditions. Why don’t we use them?
The Hartford Courant – www.courant.com – December 22, 2019
https://www.courant.com/opinion/op-ed/hc-op-vanderploeg-evidence-based-treatment-1222-20191222-4k62ztvsdngipgz7abv2m3wclq-story.html

This Was The Decade That Changed The Way We Think About Mental Health
The Huffington Post – www.huffingtonpost.com – December 24, 2019
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/decade-defined-mental-health_l_5dfbb32fe4b01834791d713c

And on a lighter note:

Garfield – www.garfield.com – January 1, 2020
http://garfield.com/comic/2020/01/01/

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

Sincerely,

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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