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FDA Approves Nasal Spray for Depression

The federal Food & Drug Administration has approved a nasal spray to treat depression - and it's not without controversy. Hartford Hospital Institute of Living researcher Mirela Lotus explains.

Teens & Suicide

Connecticut has been rocked by a number of high profile teen suicides in 2019. Dr. Laura Saunders from Hartford HealthCare's Behavioral Health Network talks about how to bring up the topic with your teens.

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December 01, 2021

State Legislature to Address Children’s Mental Health Services in 2022

Healthcare providers across the state have reported large increases in patients who report having mental health issues ranging from depression [...]

October 13, 2021

People Who Fear Discrimination May Not Seek Psychiatric Care

Imagine fearing your mental health diagnosis could lead to a losing your job or custody of your children. Would you [...]

October 12, 2021

A ‘Scoping Review’ of Implicit Bias in Healthcare

In the first overview of its kind, an Institute of Living leader published research into the role implicit bias plays [...]

September 27, 2021

A Nasal-Spray Treatment for Depression? How Esketamine Works

The half dose of medication in his first visit had little effect, so Phillip Beloin was shocked to leave the [...]

September 22, 2021

Gabby Petito Case Underscores Perils of Social Media

The news about the killing of 22-year-old Gabrielle “Gabby” Petito is the latest example of how what you see on [...]

September 14, 2021

Healthcare Workers Share Their Struggles During Suicide Prevention Day Event

Hartford HealthCare Infectious disease specialist Dr. Faiqa Cheema was among the many physicians who suffered in silence during the COVID-19 [...]

Popular Events

Saturday, Dec 04, 2021, 8:30AM - 4:00PM

Webinar/On Site: Mental Health First Aid

Under national guidelines, only individuals over the age of 18 can attend this training

In this FREE educational seminar, learn [...]

Tuesday, Dec 07, 2021, 6:00PM - 7:15PM

Webinar: Managing Schizophrenia

In this FREE webinar, join the IOL's Family Resource Center to gain helpful information about the diagnosis of Schizophrenia, ways to [...]

Tuesday, Dec 14, 2021, 6:00PM - 7:15PM

Webinar: An Introduction to Depression

In this FREE webinar, join the IOL's Family Resource Center to gain helpful information about the diagnosis of depression and how family [...]





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