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  • ‘Fresh Check Days’ Help College Students Stay in Check with Mental Health

    February 22, 2018

    At first glance, it looks like so many other events on a college campus. Inflatable obstacle courses, t-shirt tie-dying stations, and a student-led yoga class pepper the lawn. Students stroll by booths representing different campus groups, collecting Frisbees, sunglasses and other giveaways. Others line up by a row of local…

  • How to Tell if You’ve Crossed the Line From Just Messy to Hoarding

    February 12, 2018

    Your desk has gotten a little messy lately. Stacks of books, dirty mugs and piles of papers seem to be scattered all over the place. Are you just a little messy or could you have hoarding disorder? “If you came to my office, you’d see that I fall in the…

  • The Super Bowl Can Mean Super Grief for Some Fans

    January 30, 2018

    For Super Bowl 52, almost half of all televisions in the U.S. were tuned to the Super Bowl, the most watched sporting event in the country. In New England, home to many devout Patriots fans (and some fanatics), the game likely evoked a range of emotions following the team’s 41-33…

  • Rushford Avon’s Silverman Makes Hartford Magazine’s ‘Best Doctors’ List

    January 25, 2018

    AVON—Dr. Samuel M. Silverman, medical director of addiction services at Rushford who sees patients at Rushford’s Avon facility, was recently named to Hartford Magazine’s Best Doctors list for 2017. Providers were chosen by their peers from The Best Doctors in America database, which includes more than 45,000 U.S. doctors in…

  • Healthcare Workers Share Similar Struggles to Those They Treat

    January 16, 2018

    More than 10 percent of healthcare workers are expected to misuse alcohol or drugs during the course of their professional life, according to various studies.  While that isn’t any higher than the general public, people working in healthcare may ignore their own needs to focus on caring for others. This is…

  • World Health Leaders Agree: Addiction to Video Games is Real

    January 10, 2018

    In the 1980’s America had “Pac Man Fever,” a supposedly harmless compulsion to play the dot munching arcade game.  There was even a popular song about the so-called affliction. Now more than 30 years later, world health leaders believe that addiction to video games is actually quite real. In December,…

  • White House Christmas Tree Ornament Honors HHC Leader and Recovery Crusader Karen Kangas

    December 14, 2017

    Karen Kangas is proud to be a pioneer in the field of mental health, well known in the profession for her work promoting the rights and skills of those in recovery by sharing her own story of success following treatment for bi-polar disorder and alcohol addiction. But she never expected…

  • Serenity Now: How To Avoid A Holiday Meltdown? Watch This.

    December 05, 2017

    The holidays are on, and so is the pressure to make your list, make your way to the mall, fulfill the gift wishes of everyone on your list (that includes hot and often elusive toys such as Hatchimals, Oonies and Fingerlings) and execute the perfect end-of-year celebrations for you and…

  • Conversations Crucial in Avoiding Suicide

    December 01, 2017

    That was the overarching message recently when a team of experts from Hartford HealthCare’s Behavioral Health Network (BHN) hosted a public showing of an episode of the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” in which a teenaged girl commits suicide, leaving behind 13 tapes detailing the way people in her life…

  • Brain-Imaging Research At IOL: ADHD A Collection Of Disorders

    November 17, 2017

    Researchers have found that patients with different types of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, have impairments in unique brain systems, suggesting there may not be a one-size-fits-all explanation for the cause of the disorder. The study has the potential to radically reframe how researchers think about ADHD. The study was published…

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