Mental Health In The Media

Greetings, NAMI Connecticut Members, Partners and Friends. 

The recent articles below cover issues relevant to Connecticut’s mental health community:

Advocates Make Final Push To Increase Tobacco, Vape Sales Age to 21

CT News Junkie - www.ctnewsjunkie.com – April 10, 2019

https://www.ctnewsjunkie.com/archives/entry/20190410_advocates_make_final_push_to_increase_tobacco_vape_sales_age_to_21/

Connecticut lawmakers advance bill that would legalize marijuana, erase criminal records for low-level drug offenders

Hartford Courant - www.courant.com – April 8, 2019

https://www.courant.com/politics/hc-pol-legal-marijuana-second-vote-20190408-gqz7dxzzhbgzthcvf4lxhoe36q-story.html

Drug Treatment for Inmates Could Save Lives

CT News Junkie - www.ctnewsjunkie.com – April 4, 2019

https://www.ctnewsjunkie.com/archives/entry/20190404_drug_treatment_for_inmates_could_save_lives/

Facing Challenges, Veyo Looks to Improve Further

CT NewsJunkie - www.ctnewsjunkie.com - April 12, 2019

https://www.ctnewsjunkie.com/archives/entry/20190412_facing_challenges_veyo_looks_to_improve_further/

How To Take A Break From Therapy And Still Be OK

The Huffington Post - www.huffingtonpost.com – April 2, 2019

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/pausing-therapy-tips_l_5c9e3b12e4b00ba6327bfb99

Jury finds nursing supervisor guilty of patient abuse at Whiting psychiatric hospital

Hartford Courant - www.courant.com – April 4, 2019

http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-news-whiting-forensic-abuse-guilty-20190404-p4e54qj5vndwfpdpwrw4yxkwje-story.html

Legislators, if this is noble work, please fund it that way

The CT Mirror - www.ctmirror.org - April 8, 2019

https://ctmirror.org/category/ct-viewpoints/legislators-if-this-is-noble-work-please-fund-it-that-way/

Mental health patient safety must come first

The CT Mirror - www.ctmirror.org - April 1, 2019

https://ctmirror.org/category/ct-viewpoints/mental-health-patient-safety-must-come-first/

New concern on college campuses: ‘drunkorexia,’ a combination drinking and eating disorder

The Washington Post - www.washingtonpost.com – March 11, 2019

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/new-concern-on-college-campuses-drunkorexia-a-combination-drinking-and-eating-disorder/2019/03/08/093cf47c-4028-11e9-9361-301ffb5bd5e6_story.html

New Hampshire Puts Mentally Ill In Prison Because It Lacks Treatment Beds: Disability Group Applauds Decision To Not Built New Hospital

Pete Earley - www.peteearley.com – April 9, 2019

http://www.peteearley.com/2019/04/09/new-hampshire-puts-mentally-ill-in-prison-because-it-lacks-treatment-beds-disability-group-applauds-decision-to-not-built-new-hospital/

Noe Encourages All to Join The Big Sleepout 2019

Zip06 - www.zip06.com - April 10, 2019

https://www.zip06.com/profile/20190410/noe-encourages-all-to-join-the-big-sleepout-2019

Passed over for million-dollar grant, Hartford reworks youth trauma effort on a shoestring budget

Hartford Courant - www.courant.com – April 8, 2019

http://www.courant.com/community/hartford/hc-news-hartford-implementing-youth-violence-response-20190407-fpsvm7o54bdynmgupchqctfrey-story.html

Second Time’s The Charm? Lawmakers Look To Ban Solitary Confinement Again

CT News Junkie - www.ctnewsjunkie.com – April 1, 2019

https://www.ctnewsjunkie.com/archives/entry/20190401_second_times_the_charm_lawmakers_look_to_ban_solitary_confinement/

Taking care of Charlie helped one California town nearly halve hospital use

STAT - www.statnews.com - April 8, 2019

https://www.statnews.com/2019/04/08/taking-care-charlie-reduce-hospital-use/

The Challenge of Going Off Psychiatric Drugs

New Yorker - www.newyorker.com – April 1, 2019

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/04/08/the-challenge-of-going-off-psychiatric-drugs

The Future of Mental Health Treatment? Ketamine and Ketamine-like Medications

NAMI Southwest - www.namisouthwestct.org - March 21, 2019

https://www.namisouthwestct.org/speaker-event-recordings


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Sincerely,

Thomas Burr

Community and Affiliate Relations Manager - NAMI Connecticut

 

 

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