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  • 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…

  • New Study Shows Victims of Teenage Bullying Struggle with Mental Health Issues and Unemployment

    June 03, 2019

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

  • 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…

  • 5 Things Your Athletic Child Can Learn from Netflix’s ‘Losers’

    April 29, 2019

    By Dr. Peter Lucchio Clinical Psychologist Calling someone a loser is the worst kind of condemnation in our current polarized culture. But “Losers,” a Netflix documentary series, shows another side of losing: athletes who have overcome highly public defeats in ways that can inspire all athletes to be more resilient when…

  • Twenty-one students, Two Teachers Honored at BrainDance Awards for Student Projects on Mental Illness

    April 29, 2019

    Twenty-one students and two teachers were honored for their work highlighting the stigma of mental illness at the Institute of Living’s 16th annual BrainDance Awards on Thursday, April 25. School/Teacher Award Amanda Torres, Physical and Health Education, and Robert Bajoros, Health Education, Coginchaug Regional High School Art Category 1st place…

  • ‘Our Families’: New Mental Health Support Group for African Americans

    April 23, 2019

    Depression is a very individual experience, influenced by everything from body chemistry, living situation, education level and even race. The latter factor prompted Kimesha Morris, director of social work at the Institute of Living, to create a free, twice-monthly support group aimed specifically at the local African American community. “Our…


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