June 25, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | June 25, 2015 7:00pm
Immediately following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act, six out of Connecticut’s seven-member Washington delegation issued press releases lauding the ruling.
June 15, 2015
by Madeline Stocker | June 15, 2015 5:30am
Connecticut’s second-highest court ruled last week that the state’s Department of Children and Families violated the due process rights of Latina transgender teenager Jane Doe when they transferred her to an adult prison facility in 2014 without charging her with any crime.
June 2, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | June 2, 2015 7:14pm
Firefighters like Sean Lennon, a 20-year member of the Bristol Fire Department, have been a presence at the state Capitol for at least a month as they’ve lobbied for a bill that would help promote the mental and physical health of first responders.
May 20, 2015
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.
Tags: Aleesha Young, mental health, mental illness, stigma, dh
May 19, 2015
by Cara Rosner | May 19, 2015 12:00pm
(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.
May 8, 2015
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.
May 6, 2015
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.
April 21, 2015
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.
Tags: Roderick Bremby, Sheldon Toubman, DSS, Medicaid, food stamps, ImpaCT, ConnectCT, dh
March 13, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | March 13, 2015 11:00am
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.
March 11, 2015
by Cara Rosner | March 11, 2015 12:00pm
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.