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: DSS call center wait times must be fixed
The CT Mirror - www.ctmirror.org - June 28, 2018
https://ctmirror.org/2018/06/28/advocates-dss-call-center-wait-times-must-fixed/

Connecticut Launches Program For Young Adults Facing Opioid Addiction
The Hartford Courant - www.courant.com - June 27, 2018
http://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-news-connecticut-assert-young-adults-addiction-program-20180627-story.html

Exercise can help treat mood disorders. Here’s why, and how to get started
The Washington Post - www.washingtonpost.com - June 27, 2018
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/exercise-can-help-treat-mood-disorders-heres-why-and-how-to-get-started/2018/06/20/c8e6de32-7404-11e8-805c-4b67019fcfe4_story.html

Growing Talk About Modern Day ‘Asylums’ Being Heard: Good Or Bad Idea?
Pete Earley - www.peteearley.com – July 6, 2018
http://www.peteearley.com/2018/07/06/growing-talk-about-modern-day-asylums-being-heard-good-or-bad-idea/

Hiding my mental illness from my Asian family almost killed me
Vox – www.vox.com – June 18, 2018
https://www.vox.com/first-person/2018/6/18/17464574/asian-chinese-community-mental-health-illness

How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime
Uplift – www.upliftconnect.com - June 14, 2018
https://upliftconnect.com/how-childhood-trauma-affects-health-across-a-lifetime/

LGBTQ People Share How Therapy Changed Their Lives
The Huffington Post - www.huffingtonpost.com – June 18, 2018
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/lgtbq-people-share-how-therapy-changed-their-lives_us_5b229f14e4b0d4fc01fc4ec5

Police Killings Have Harmed Mental Health in Black Communities, Study Finds
The New York Times - www.nytimes.com – June 21, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/21/us/police-shootings-black-mental-health.html

Pregnant teen’s death came one day before planned discharge
The CT Mirror - www.ctmirror.org - July 3, 2018
https://ctmirror.org/2018/07/03/pregnant-teens-death-came-one-day-planned-discharge/

Readers Write: An open letter to Gov. Cuomo about suicide, mental health care
The Island Now – www.theislandnow.com – June 14, 2018
https://theislandnow.com/uncategorized/readers-write-an-open-letter-to-gov-cuomo-about-suicide-mental-health-care/

Rising Suicide Rate Reflects A Troubled Society
The Hartford Courant - www.courant.com - June 24, 2018
http://www.courant.com/opinion/op-ed/hc-op-goldenberg-suicide-epidemic-troubled-society-20180621-story.html

Shortage of in-patient psychiatric beds puts kids at risk as more seek care
NBC News - www.nbcnews.com – June 29, 2018
https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/shortage-of-in-patient-psychiatric-beds-puts-kids-at-risk-as-more-seek-care-1267320387660

This traffic cop has prevented over 200 people from jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge
Upworthy - www.upworthy.com – June 25, 2018
http://www.upworthy.com/this-traffic-cop-has-prevented-over-200-people-from-jumping-off-the-golden-gate-bridge

When Erratic Teenage Behavior Means Something More
Kaiser Health News – www.khn.org - June 13, 2018
https://khn.org/news/when-erratic-teenage-behavior-means-something-more/

 

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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.