in the news

Below is a collection of current and archived articles, press releases, and MHC materials where MHC and mental health issues have been featured In the News.

news from 2024

  • Pulse of the Region: Mental Health Awareness Month May 21, 2024 Listen Here
  • Pulse of the Region: Yoga In Our City May 8, 2024 Listen Here
  • The Nathaniel Witherell is currently adorned with green lights as part of “Light It Up Green,” a campaign for Mental Health Awareness Month in May May 6, 2024 Read Article
  • West Haven leaders shine light on Mental Health Awareness Month at kickoff event May 1, 2024 Read Article
  • Mental Health Connecticut Launches #LoveYourWellness Campaign with Parkville Market Feb 8, 2024 Read the Press Release 

news from 2023

  • CT Group Aims to Address Growing Trend of Loneliness June 29, 2023- Read Article

  • Continuously Striving For Inclusivity and LGBTQ+ representation at MHC May 30, 2023 – Read Article
  • Mental Health Awareness Month Underway in CT with Renewed Commitment May 2, 2023 – Read Article

media coverage for #LetsFaceIt 

  • Interview with Ira Revels –MHC’s Let’s Face It campaign aims to break the stigma May 22, 2023 – Watch Video
  • Interview with Kenny Mercer –MHC’s Let’s Face It campaign aims to break the stigma May 15, 2023 – Watch Video
  • Interview with Alfred Cotto –MHC’s Let’s Face It campaign aims to break the stigma May 8, 2023 – Watch Video
  • Interview with Dawn Ennis –MHC’s Let’s Face It campaign aims to break the stigma May 1, 2023 – Watch Video
  • Interview with Vern Montoute – Mental Health CT shines spotlight on state residents May 23, 2022 – Watch Video
  • Megan Baker discusses “Let’s Face It’: A local campaign to break the mental health stigma May 16, 2022 – Watch Video
  • Interview with Jeff Bravin – Mental Health CT shines spotlight on state residents May 16, 2022 – Watch video
  • Interview with Ym – Mental Health CT shines spotlight on state residents May 9, 2022 – Watch Video
  • Interview with Dita Bhargava – Mental Health CT shines spotlight on state residents May 2, 2022 – Watch Video

news from 2022

  • Opinion: Flawed ruling jeopardizes mental health coverage for CT patients July 2, 2022 – Read Article
  • Access to Care Cannot Be Equitable While Stigma Remains Pervasive June 1, 2022 – Read Article
  • WellSpark Teams Up With Mental Health Connecticut to Bring Mental Health First Aid to WellSpark Customers May 23, 2022 – Read Article
  • CT Creative Futures: Amy Smith from ‘Mending Art’ May 20, 2022 – Watch Video
  • AG’s Tackle Mental Health Parity May 16, 2022 – Read Article
  • Prioritize affordable health services that meet people ‘where they’re at’ March 1, 2022 – Read Article

news from 2021

  • Connecticut’s mental health care is good — but could be better November 4, 2021 – Read Article
  • 2021 Connecticut’s Healthcare Heroes Awards October 29, 2021 – Read Article
  • National Mental Health Report Highlights Growing Concerns, Even Before COVID; Connecticut Among States Leading in Response October 26, 2021 – Read Article
  • Brother Ali Headlines ‘Tour For Life’ At Electric Haze August 25, 2021 – Read Article
  • Residents all dare to be different at first ever arts festival August 15, 2021 – Read Article
  • Celebrating Bebe Moore Campbell July 29, 2021 – Read Blog
  • Torrington celebrates Juneteenth with Mayor for the Day, mural unveiling on Water Street June 20, 2021 – Read Article
  • CT Group Seeks to Break Stigmas Around Mental Illness May 19, 2021 – Read Article
  • Companies and counselors work to help those feeling anxious as they take part in ‘new normal’ May 13, 2021 – Watch Video
  • The Local Artist Show 2 with Guest Amy LA Smith May 9, 2021 – Watch Video
  • Fairfield family who lost son to mental illness now answers the call to help community May 6, 2021 – Watch Video
  • Mental Health Connecticut Earns Top Rating for Workplace April 5, 2021 – Read article
  • Kenny Mercer on Booking Concerts Safely During a Pandemic February 12, 2021 – Read Blog
  • Report Finds Thousands Of Connecticut Youth Experienced Homelessness In 2020 January 5, 2021 – Listen to audio segment

news from 2020

  • Health Care Workers Face Lasting Trauma From COVID Care December 11, 2020 – Read Article
  • Mental health experts discuss dealing with stress of pandemic, holidays November 23, 2020 – Watch Video
  • Helping children stay mentally well during pandemic starts with adults taking care of themselves: Connecticut panel November 23, 2020 – Read Article
  • Milford woman determined ‘to stop that stigma’ on mental health October 1, 2020 – Read Article
  • Luis Perez – Mental Health CT – FOCUS interview September 29, 2020 – Watch Video
  • Milford’s Guerriero Named to Marathon’s 2020 Inspiration Team September 23, 2020 – Read Article
  • House approves bill requiring insurance companies to cover telehealth services July 23, 2020 – Read article
  • 5 tips for when you’re suddenly sharing living space June 3, 2020 – Read blog
  • Everyday Heroes: Mental Health Connecticut May 27, 2020 – Watch Video
  • Amid Mental Health and Homeless Concerns, Organization Adapts Services May 14, 2020 – Listen to Podcast
  • Everyday Heroes: Mental health workers April 25, 2020 – Watch Video
  • #CTHeroes: Connecting You To Local Heroes April 17, 2020 – Read Article (see #40)
  • New Writing Workshop Benefits Mental Health Connecticut March 2, 2020 – Read Article
  • Local teacher’s union question if students should partake in active shooter drills February 13, 2020 – Watch Video

news from 2019

  • The Whale’s Kendra Broad Takes Best Shot at Raising Awareness For Mental Health Connecticut October 25, 2019 – Read Article
  • Three CT organizations get $3,000 grants for arts-health initiatives September 12, 2019 – Read Article
  • Goodbye to Stigma, Hello to Recovery: Interview on Mental Health with MHC President Luis Perez September 8, 2019 – Read Article
  • Real People with Stan Simpson – Depression: treatment, and what to say to someone who is depressed May 26, 2019 – Watch Video
  • Connecticut Sun gearing up for 17th season May 22, 2019 – Watch Video
  • Radio Interview with Kim Pita during Yard Goats Game benefiting MHC May 21, 2019 –
  • Experience We-Ha Podcast: Suzi Craig – Mental Health Connecticut May 19, 2019 – Read Article
  • 25 Official Charities Pledge to Raise Funds at Eversource Hartford Marathon and Half Marathon in October – May 16, 2019 – Read Article
  • Arts for well being is next exhibit theme at Five Points Annex Gallery March 13, 2019 – Read Article
  • Lawmakers Push For Full Mental Health Insurance Coverage March 5, 2019 – Watch video

news from 2018

  • Stepping Out with Mental Health Connecticut, Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford, the Connecticut Humane Society and More December 21, 2018 – Read Article
  • Mental Health Connecticut to hold annual Art of Wellbeing fundraiser November 8, 2018 – Watch video
  • Super Workers: When Going the Extra Mile is Part of the Regular Route October 22, 2018 – Read Article
  • Running Helped Those Struggling With Depression, Anxiety, Substance Abuse, Now They’re Giving Back October 14, 2018 – Read Article
  • Runners lace up for charity at Hartford Marathon October 13, 2018 – Watch Video
  • Running and its positive impact on mental health October 5, 2018 – Watch Video
  • USG and Mental Health Connecticut to host Mental Health First Aid certification class later this month September 18, 2018 – Read Article
  • Wellness program helps people with mental health conditions through gardening August 16, 2018 – Watch Video
  • Legislator takes part in mental health training at Geer Village June 19, 2018 – Read Article
  • Students Taking Cross Country Bike Ride For Mental Health Connecticut June 13, 2018 – Read Article
  • Connecticut, A Leader In Prevention, Takes In Rising Suicide Rate June 8, 2018 – Read Article
  • Connecticut Community Foundation’s Annual Report Celebrates its Donors and Community Partners—the “Bridge Builders” of Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills May 31, 2018 – Read Article
  • UConn medical students bike their way to better mental health May 31, 2018 – Watch Video
  • Jiu-Jitsu helps students build stronger mental health May 25, 2018 – Watch Video
  • Pérez preaches advocacy, education, service in championing mental health support May 7, 2018 – Read Article
  • Sean and Willy share their stories for Mental Health Awareness Month May 7, 2018 – Watch Video
  • Mental Health Connecticut talks fundraiser focused on mind-body health March 30, 2018 – Watch Video
  • West Hartford Local Charities Face Off For A Good Cause March 6, 2018 – Read Article
  • Mental Health First Aid Comes to Campus March 5, 2018 – Read Article
  • Write On! program helps young adults dealing with mental illness February 20, 2018 – Watch Video
  • Trainings Seek to Normalize Treatment of Mental Health Issues January 15, 2018 – Read Article

news from 2017

  • What is Mental Health First Aid? November 13, 2017 – Listen to Radio Clip
  • 30 UConn students to be certified in Mental Health First Aid November 10, 2017 – Read Article
  • John Martinez and Mental Health First Aid November 9, 2017 – Watch Video
  • Mental health first aid training is coming to UConn and Mohegan Sun November 8, 2017 – Watch Video
  • Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation (radio segment on River 105.9) November 7, 2017 – Listen to Radio clip
  • Orlando-Shooting Trauma Victim Finds Solace In Lady Gaga Music, Foundation November 7, 2017 – Read Article
  • Dems — including CT’s senators — plan to disrupt Senate over health care plan June 19, 2017 – Read Article
  • CT ranks first in mental health February 24, 2017 Read Article
  • Charities compete head-on in own version of March Madness February 27, 2017 – Read Article
  • Mental Health First Aid Certification Training Offered to Public January 6, 2017 – Read Article

news from 2016

  • Mental health awareness vigil highlights journey to recovery May 4, 2016 – Read Article
  • Nonprofits Struggle With State Budget Impasses, Cuts April 28, 2016 – Read Article
  • Mental Health Services Hit By Budget Cuts March 17, 2016 Watch Video
  • Mental Health Connecticut to Bring Mental Health First Aid to Litchfield County February 10, 2016 – Read Article

news from 2015

  • Delegation Announces $375,000 to Train Teachers & Adults in Youth Mental Health First Aid September 2, 2015 – Read Article
  • Mental health experts respond carefully to mass killings July 30, 2015 – Read Article
  • Trying to break the cycle that creates health care ‘super-users’ July 28, 2015 – Read Article
  • Mental Health Treatment Is A Privilege Many People Can’t Afford July 28, 2015 – Read Article
  • Suicide on Campus and the Pressure of Perfection July 27, 2015 – Read Article
  • Addiction and Stress: How to Feel More Calm in Recovery July 13, 2015 – Read Article
  • Mental Health America Taps Renowned Mental Health Experts to Join National Board of Directors July 10, 2015 – Read Article
  • New Efforts to Keep the Mentally Ill Out of Jail May 19, 2015 – Read Article
  • Mental Health Association of Connecticut Recognizes Mental Health Awareness Month May 15, 2015 — Read Article
  • Mental Health Is Main Cause Of Hospitalizations in CT, New Data Show April 19, 2015 – Read Article
  • A Two Minute Walk May Counter the Harms of Sitting May 13, 2015 — Read Article
  • My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward January 12, 2015 — Read Article
  • The Long Reach of Childhood Trauma January 20, 2015 – Read Article

news from 2015 and earlier

  • Is There a Link Between Mental Health and Gun Violence? November 19, 2014 — Read Article
  • Photography as a Balm for Mental Illness July 24, 2014 – Read Article
  • Anderson Cooper Goes Through a Harrowing Mental Illness Experiment June 10, 2014 — Read Article
  • A Phrase To Renounce For 2014: ‘The Mentally Ill’ January 3, 2014 – Read Article
  • Living with Love, Chaos and Haley October 26, 2006 — Read Article
  • A Mind That Found Itself, Clifford BeersRead E-Book

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