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Friday, Apr 03, 2020, 9:00AM - 3:30PM

Face Your Fears: Conducting Good Exposure Therapy Across Diagnoses

Instructional in-person, six hour workshop for healthcare professionals led by Dr. David F. Tolin. Exposure therapy is an evidence-based [...]

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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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‘A Good, Sober Way to Have Fun’: Boxing and the IOL’s Dual Diagnosis Program

He stood quietly, watching the others throw punches that sometimes missed the mark. Then Michael, his eyes intent behind roundish glasses, stepped forward and launched a series of solid punches, first at the instructor’s outstretched training mitts and then to the jaw of a sparring dummy. Uppercut. Thwack! Jab. Thwack! [...]

Mental Health First Aid Class: Learn How to Help an Adolescent in Crisis

You’ve probably heard about CPR, right? It’s a certification that anyone can earn to help someone in medical distress. But did you know there is a similar program to help people learn how to provide first aid in the event of a mental health crisis? It’s called Mental Health First [...]

Word Leaders Support Gender Fluidity With ‘They’ Pronoun

It’s a four-letter word that means so much more today than ever before and the recent announcement that the word gurus at Merriam-Webster dictionary dubbed the pronoun “they” its word of the year marked a milestone for those identifying as non-binary. The dictionary had enhanced its definitions of “they” and [...]

Marijuana and Driving: Watch TEDxHartford Talk By IOL’s Pearlson

Dr. Godfrey Pearlson, founding director of the Institute of Living’s Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center, participated in a TEDxHartford talk, presenting his current research into the effects of marijuana on driving. You can watch the TedxHartford Talk by clicking here. TEDxHartford — spawned from the innovative TED talks – is an [...]

Eagles’ Brooks: What It’s Like To Handle Anxiety Like an NFL Pro

Professional athletes are known for their game-day routines, whether its Sidney Crosby’s pregame peanut butter and jelly sandwich, Steph Curry’s shooting warmup or former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher’s habit of consuming Girl Scout cookies before each game. For Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Brandon Brooks, however, game days usually start with [...]

With IOL’s Pearlson, TEDxHartford Talk to Highlight Marijuana, Driving Research

What do an organizational behaviorist, real estate marketer and anti-trafficking activist have in common with a behavioral health researcher from the Institute of Living (IOL)? For four hours on Tuesday, Dec. 3, the answer is the attention of those attending the TEDxHartford program as they share innovative and inspiring ideas [...]


Popular Events

Monday, Jan 27, 2020, 12:00AM - 12:00AM

E-Learning Childbirth Classes

The eLearning program is an interactive, Web-based tool that contains animated illustrations, videos, voice-overs, and games. It's great [...]

Monday, Jan 27, 2020, 10:00AM - 11:00AM

Parkinson's Group Class: Seated - Go with the flow - INVITE ONLY

Not open to public to attend. This class is INVITE ONLY.

Class is only for patients who are referred by therapist and [...]

Monday, Jan 27, 2020, 10:00AM - 11:00AM

Understanding the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period

In this FREE info session, join Marissa Hiebel, Medicare Educator, to learn about the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period, things to [...]

 

 

 

 

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