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PTSD from COVID-19? Here Are Four Signs.

The physical stress of infection might end, but COVID-19 patients can carry emotional scars from the experience for months and years, often in the form of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Even once physically recovered, these people may experience lingering effects due to: A fear of dying. Social isolation from the [...]

Institute of Living Researchers Join International Study of Schizophrenia in Young People

The Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center and Advanced Services for Adolescents with Psychosis Program at The Institute of Living, part of Hartford HealthCare’s Behavioral Health Network (BHN), was selected to join an international research effort to better understand the cause and effect of schizophrenia in high-risk adolescents and young adults. Backed by [...]

More Substance Abuse, More Overdoses in the State . . . And Fewer People Seeking Help

While Connecticut’s opioid overdose statistics seemed somewhat hopeful in 2018, widespread introduction of fentanyl reversed the trend last year and the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t finished overloading people with worries feeding addictions this year. Dr. J. Craig Allen, medical director of Rushford, part of the Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network, marked [...]

IOL To Host Eighth World Suicide Prevention Day Conference

Every day, 132 people die by suicide in the United States. The Institute of Living (IOL) is hoping to shed light on this and other troubling statistics during its annual World Suicide Prevention Day conference. This year, the conference will be web-based, held during National Suicide Prevention Week on Wednesday, [...]

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

In 2018, 48,344 Americans died by suicide — more than the number of traffic fatalities and almost double the number of homicides for the year. The statistics speak for themselves — suicide is a public health problem, but it is preventable. September marks National Suicide Prevention Awareness month, a time [...]

Amid Pandemic, Opioid Overdose Deaths Spike 18 Percent in State

Opioid overdose deaths jumped more than 18 percent in the first six months of this year in Connecticut, lending truth to earlier assertions by Hartford HealthCare experts that the COVID-19 pandemic would result in more use and related problems. Dr. J. Craig Allen, medical director of Rushford in the system’s [...]