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  • Program Spreads Hope, Health and Healing for Abused Children and Teens

    June 24, 2019

    The eighth grader knew she needed to tell someone. She turned to her school guidance counselor and revealed her uncle had touched her inappropriately the night before. How could she go home? Several blocks away, a teen-aged girl was sexually assaulted by a former boyfriend. Traumatized, she would later tell…

  • More Screen Time? It’s Now Part of Teens’ Mental Health Treatment

    June 14, 2019

    By Dr. Paul Weigle Psychiatrist, Natchaug Hospital Contrary to what you may think, video games, social media and related digital technology can actually improve the mental health of our younger generation. This is not to say Little Johnny should be allowed to lock himself in the basement and play Fortnite around…

  • Kaliamurthy, Weigle Among Behavioral Health Network Experts Featured at National Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Meeting

    June 06, 2019

    Hartford HealthCare’s Behavioral Health Network (BHN) will be well represented this fall at the 66th annual American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) annual meeting, one of the most prestigious research venues in the field. “At the Behavioral Health Network, we are fortunate to have some of the world’s…

  • Study: Teen Bullying Victims Struggle with Mental Health, Unemployment

    June 03, 2019

    Life as a bullied teen can be anxious and intolerable, but the effects of unaddressed behavior can linger long after days on the schoolyard or in the gym locker room. A recently released British study indicates that victims of teenage bullying are 40 percent more likely to grapple with mental…

  • New Research Shows Alcohol Consumption Up 70 Percent Worldwide Since 1990

    May 29, 2019

    While the nation is focused on tackling the opioid crisis, researchers have identified a 70-percent increase in alcohol consumption since 1990. Translated into liquid, the amount drunk climbed from 20,999 million liters (5,547 million gallons) to 35,676 million liters (9,425 million gallons) per year. “These numbers are staggering, and remind…

  • Godfrey Pearlson, director of the Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center at the IOL Recognized with Research Mentorship Award

    May 28, 2019

    Godfrey Pearlson, MA, MBBS, director of Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center at Hartford HealthCare’s Institute of Living (IOL), was recently recognized with the Research Mentorship Award in a ceremony hosted by the American Psychiatric Association Fellowship Program (APAF) and American Association of Chairs of Departments of Psychiatry (AACDP). Dr. Pearlson –…

  • Panel Discussion Addresses Minorities and Mental Health May 29 at Hartford Hospital

    May 28, 2019

    With research showing that minorities do not seek professional help for mental illness at the same rate as others, it’s vital to breach the gap, overcome stigma and share the value of treatment. On Wednesday, May 29, the National Association of Health Services Executives Connecticut Chapter and Hartford HealthCare will…

  • Not Just for Kids: What it Takes To Be Diagnosed With ADHD as an Adult

    May 21, 2019

    Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, when correctly diagnosed in children, often lingers into adulthood, but for others it’s only then that it manifests itself for the first time. Michael Stevens, PhD, of the Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center at the Institute of Living in Hartford, said ADHD in adults is only slightly less common…

  • The Difference Between Physical and Mental Illness? Discrimination.

    May 21, 2019

    Patricia A. Rehmer President, Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network When someone is hospitalized with a physical illness like cancer or heart disease, it’s common for friends and neighbors to bring food to that family: casseroles, breads, cookies and more. On the other hand, when an individual is diagnosed with a…

  • Program Offers H.O.P.E to Drug Offenders in Southington

    May 20, 2019

    Michael Gagnon was a typical teenager at Southington High School. Passionate about football, he had a bright future as a nose guard with the Blue Knights varsity team. After being caught with a small amount of marijuana at school, Michael was expelled before he had a chance to play on…


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