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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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July 20, 2021

Why LGBTQ More Likely to Smoke: How to Cope

Like alcohol and drugs, nicotine offers users an artificial and fleeting sense of calm during stressful moments, so it’s no [...]

July 19, 2021

Why It’s OK Not To Be OK — And Not Just For Naomi Osaka

“It’s OK to not be OK.” Those six words summed up tennis star Naomi Osaka’s decision to take a mental [...]

July 19, 2021

What Does it Mean To Be an LGBTQ Ally?

The declaration “I am an Ally” dotted social media feeds during Pride Month, but what exactly does that mean and [...]

June 24, 2021

Dual Diagnosis? The Delicate Balance of Mental, Physical Health in Young Adults

In this episode of Hartford HealthCare’s More Life podcast, Dr. David Bendor, Clinical Coordinator of the Young Adult Medical Track [...]

June 23, 2021

Marijuana And Driving: Its Effects And Possible Testing

Investigations into marijuana’s effect on the brain have been ongoing for years at the Institute of Living’s Olin Neuropsychiatry Research [...]

June 23, 2021

Overcoming All Odds, Students Graduate From Institute of Living, Natchaug Schools

By Shawn Mawhiney and Robin Stanley At the Joshua Center Thames Valley High School graduation this week, Sanye Taylor had [...]

Popular Events

Wednesday, Jul 28, 2021, 4:30PM - 5:30PM

Webinar: Family Forum Support Group

Join Teresa Giolitto, LMFT for a free, live support group for parents, guardians, and other family members of children and adolescents [...]

Tuesday, Aug 03, 2021, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Webinar: Returning to Work and School After a Pandemic

In this FREE webinar, join Jessica Collins, director of Behavioral Health at The Hospital of Central Connecticut and MidState Medical [...]

Tuesday, Aug 03, 2021, 6:00PM - 7:15PM

An Introduction to Bipolar Disorder

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





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