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Connecticut lawmakers focus on children's mental health, 'helping kids become happy, productive members of society'

Connecticut lawmakers focus on children’s mental health, ‘helping kids become happy, productive members of society’

Mental health support for children may be a theme in committees dealing with children’s issues this session, a continuation of the work lawmakers began last session with the passage of three far-reaching bills focused on on children’s mental health. The education and children’s committees plan to focus on mental health, along with other issues, including …

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Amid mental health crisis, hundreds of Connecticut kids stuck on waitlist for key programs

Amid mental health crisis, hundreds of Connecticut kids stuck on waitlist for key programs

Sarah Eagan wants you to imagine a scenario. Your child is mired in a mental health crisis and has begun to act in increasingly dangerous ways, threatening to harm themselves or those around them. You tried everything, but his problems kept getting worse and you were more and more afraid. Finally, seeing few other options, …

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Connecticut mental health providers: State imposed restrictive requirements on transgender patients

Connecticut mental health providers: State imposed restrictive requirements on transgender patients

A coalition of mental health providers who treat transgender people in Connecticut have been complaining for months that the state Department of Human Services imposed what they call unnecessary and overly restrictive requirements on patients seeking transgender surgery. gender affirmation. The changes affect low-income Husky State Health Insurance patients. Before covering genital surgery to treat …

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Refugees require medical care when arriving in CT from abroad.  UConn Immigrant Health has seen over 1,000 patients and counting.

Refugees require medical care when arriving in CT from abroad. UConn Immigrant Health has seen over 1,000 patients and counting.

When refugees arrive in the Hartford area, one of their first stops is UConn Immigrant Health. Indeed, each refugee must undergo a health assessment within 30 days of arrival. UConn Immigrant Health, led by Dr. Susan Levine, saw more than 1,000 refugees from more than 40 countries for this assessment, as well as follow-up care. …

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Should Affordability Affect Connecticut Health Insurance Rate Hikes?  Some say yes and here's why.

Should Affordability Affect Connecticut Health Insurance Rate Hikes? Some say yes and here’s why.

In the midst of a public hearing last summer, after several insurance companies offered double-digit rate increases on their health care plans, Attorney General William Tong asked a series of questions that summarized the concerns of many people gathered at the State Legislative Office. Build that day. “I understand that an actuarial analysis is undertaken …

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Connecticut expanding training for pediatricians on mental health;  implement more RE resources in schools

Connecticut expanding training for pediatricians on mental health; implement more RE resources in schools

The Access Connecticut Mental Health The program is expanding as part of an $80 million allocation under the bipartisan federal Safer Communities Act. Lawmakers and mental health experts gathered at the Wheeler Family Health & Wellness Center in New Britain on Monday to discuss how the funds should be used to fill gaps in pediatric …

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How a Connecticut woman is working to improve mental health care for her immigrant community

How a Connecticut woman is working to improve mental health care for her immigrant community

Reena Aurora came to the United States from India in 1989. Now in Connecticut, she is a member of Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji Sikh or Gurduwara Temple in Norwalk. “She is dynamic, energetic, very well spoken, very well liked in the community,” said Minti Kaur, a Sunday school teacher and community outreach team leader. Aurora …

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