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  • PTSD from COVID-19? Here Are Four Signs.

    September 17, 2020

    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

    September 15, 2020

    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…

  • IOL To Host Eighth World Suicide Prevention Day Conference

    September 01, 2020

    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

    September 01, 2020

    In 2018, 48,344 Americans died by suicide — more than the number of traffic fatalities and almost double the number…

  • CDC: COVID-Related Anxiety, Depression Skyrockets in Young Adults

    August 20, 2020

    Research showing a staggering increase in the number of young adults feeling anxious or depressed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic comes mere weeks before the start of a new school year, giving them and the adults in their lives one more thing to figure out. A new Centers…

  • A Little TOO Much Family Time During COVID-19? Here’s How to Inject Some Fun

    August 13, 2020

    Most families develop patterns or habits that become dear to them, from off-beat to touching, and there’s no time like the endless togetherness of a pandemic to strengthen yours or start new ones. Do you make breakfast for dinner one night a month? Slouch around in pajamas on snow days?…

  • Feeling Powerless After Isaias, COVID-19? It’s a Test of Our Coping Skills

    August 05, 2020

    After the COVID-19 pandemic, a state shutdown, mass unemployment and disruption of school and family life comes Isaias, one of the most devastating tropical storms to hit Connecticut since Sandy in 2012. Enough is enough. “This sort of disaster over the last 24 hours has absolutely pushed some people to…

  • Study: People With Depression More Likely to Have Heart Problems

    July 17, 2020

    A 14-year international study supported the power of the mind-body connection, noting that people who are depressed are more likely to have cardiovascular issues and die early than those with heart issues but no depression. The study, published in JAMA Psychiatry, examined more than 145,000 people in rural and urban…

  • The Loneliness of COVID-19: How to Deal With Your New Life

    July 15, 2020

    Cooped up for months thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic can take its toll, pushing people further from others and leaving many feeling downright lonely. If the situation doesn’t feel temporary – meaning you’ve noticed that your social circle has shrunk in the past few years – it’s important to understand…

  • How Parents Can Brace Kids for Possibly Missing Favorite School Activities Because of COVID-19

    July 14, 2020

    We haven’t even entered the dog days of summer, but the focus for parents, educators and maybe even students is returning to the classroom in the fall. The COVID-19 pandemic shuttered schools in March, leaving parents home-schooling children and teachers taking to electronic platforms for lessons. Now, districts are grappling…


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