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May 20, 2015

OP-ED | Mental Illness: The Invisible Struggle

by Aleesha Young | May 20, 2015 6:00am

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have worked in different capacities as a therapist in a traditional outpatient clinic, provided community-based outreach services, and currently direct a treatment team that serves individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.

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May 19, 2015

Lawmakers Remain Hopeful There’s Time To Pass Paid Family Leave

by Cara Rosner | May 19, 2015 12:00pm

Christine Stuart file photo (Updated 1:45 p.m.) With the state budget and other priorities taking precedence, some at the Capitol doubted there was enough time to institute paid family leave, but a group of lawmakers remain hopeful.

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May 8, 2015

OP-ED | Forum Shows Connecticut Is Making Progress On Race, Justice & Law Enforcement

by Joette Katz | May 8, 2015 2:27pm

The nation has been shaken by the injustices witnessed in states and cities across our country of high-profile police custody deaths involving minorities — most often African American young men.

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May 6, 2015

Indicators Of Teen Depression, Earlier Suicides, On The Rise

by Lisa Chedekel | May 6, 2015 12:07pm

While the number of youths in Connecticut who die by suicide has declined since 2007, the average age of the children who kill themselves has decreased from 17 to just over 14, and the percentage of youths who report self-injury or feelings of hopelessness has risen in recent years, according to a new report by the Office of the Child Advocate.

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April 21, 2015

DSS Tells Lawmakers They’re Making Progress On Call Center Wait Times; Advocate Suggests Otherwise

by Christine Stuart | April 21, 2015 3:58pm

Officials from the Department of Social Services told the legislature’s Appropriations and Human Services Committee on Tuesday that they’ve been successful in decreasing the amount of time it takes clients to get through to its benefits center on the phone.

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March 13, 2015

Bill Would Allow Cops to Get Workers’ Comp after Witnessing a Death

by Jordan Fenster | March 13, 2015 11:00am

Christine Stuart file photo A bill that would provide workers compensation coverage for first responders in Connecticut who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder after witnessing the death of another human being took one step closer to becoming law Thursday.

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March 11, 2015

Service Providers Warn of Mental Health Budget Cuts

by Cara Rosner | March 11, 2015 12:00pm

istockphoto Thousands of Connecticut residents, including many low-income individuals, won’t get the mental health services they need if a $25 million funding reduction remains in the proposed state budget, service providers say.

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February 16, 2015

OP-ED | School-Based Health Centers Must Be a Budget Priority

by Rick Calvert | February 16, 2015 10:18am

Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut, a major private non-profit provider of a host of human services safety net services, awaits the governor’s upcoming budget address with growing concern.

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February 5, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Bill on Evolution Introduced

by Jordan Fenster | February 5, 2015 11:00pm

U.S. Rep Jim Himes, D-4th District, introduced a measure this week that would designate Feb. 12, 2015, as “Darwin Day.”

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Community Providers Warn Against Budget Cuts

by Christine Stuart | February 5, 2015 6:30am

Christine Stuart photo Nonprofit human service providers worry that budget cuts, like the $25 million one to mental health and substance abuse grants, will be carried forward in the 2016 budget.

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