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Archived Issues

Apr. 9, 2019 BHNews has a new look and format.
Mar. 8, 2019 Making the Grade: Recent graduates of Recovery University bask in their accomplishments
Feb. 22, 2019 Saving ‘MORR’ lives: Rushford, Meriden earn $2M in federal funds to combat opioid crisis
Feb. 8, 2019 Skills that pay the bills: IOL vocational training program helps clients build confidence to return to the work force
Jan. 25, 2019 A spark of creativity: Rotary teens gather art supplies, host competition to benefit Rushford at Avon’s MATCH program
Jan. 11, 2019 Banner year for BHN: The Year in Review
Dec. 14, 2018 ‘A special moment’: Diane Richards bids farewell to Natchaug after 47 years of helping kids find their way
Nov. 30, 2018 Group effort offers HOPE: Collaboration between BHN, Central Region, Berlin and New Britain meant to be a bridge for opioid users
Nov. 16, 2018 Teaching from experience: Natchaug recovery specialist helps clients while helping herself
Nov. 2, 2018 Suicide still on the rise: Younger age groups among highest at risk
Oct. 19, 2018 Mind over matter: Doctor’s research on motivational behavioral modification earns him IOL’s Burlingame award
Oct. 5, 2018 Healing body and mind: Partnership with Planet Fitness benefits Rushford clients
Sep. 21, 2018 New chief in town: Physician assumes BHN leadership role
Sep. 7, 2018 Farewell, but not good-bye: Institute of Living education building to be named for retiring leader, Harold (Hank) Schwartz, MD.
Aug. 10, 2018 ‘High-profile relapse’: Singer Demi Lovato is proof that recovery is an ongoing process
Jul. 27, 2018 MATCH program thriving: To combat the opioid epidemic, BHN’s reach now totals 16 locations
Jul. 13, 2018 Stepping back into society: Transition Celebrations help patients as they leave clinical setting
Jun. 29, 2018 Partnership builds a bridge: Natchaug students create span for Spirol campus walking trail
Jun. 15, 2018 Celebrity deaths put focus on suicide: Recent events show how fame and happiness do not always go together
Jun. 1, 2018 Back for more ‘Reasons Why’: Season 2 of the polarizing Netflix drama focuses on sexual assault and HOCC offers support
May 18, 2018 Competition brings out region’s best: Event at Heublein Hall encourages young doctors to present on substance use disorders
May 4, 2018 Creativity for a cause: BrainDance Award projects contribute to the fight against mental health stigma
April 20, 2018 Right place, right time: Natchaug’s Amy Gallagher prevents suicide attempt on New Haven bridge
Apr. 6, 2018 Help for the Homeless: Rushford Outreach team takes to the streets (literally) to assist those in need
Mar. 23, 2018 Battling the opioid crisis: Using a multi-faceted approach, the BHN is doing its part to get a handle on the epidemic
Mar. 9, 2018 Teens need early intervention: Pediatric experts call for annual depression screenings
Feb. 23, 2018 Speaking from experience: Son’s suicide fuels creator of ‘Fresh Check’ events to prevent the same fate for others
Feb. 9, 2018 When ‘stuff’ takes over: How to tell if you’ve crossed the line from just messy to hoarding
Jan. 12, 2018 Alternative medicines: Prescribers promote non-addictive options in wake of opioid crisis
Dec. 15, 2017 Navigating the Holidays: The end of the year can be a tricky time for those in recovery
Dec. 1, 2017 One for the Ages: IOL nurse brings four generations of experience to Hartford
Nov. 17, 2017 New thoughts on ADHD: Brain imaging research at IOL could be potentially groundbreaking
Nov. 3, 2017 Stories of courage: Moving patient testimonials highlight Natchaug’s annual reception 
Oct. 20, 2017 Donation boosts opioid defense: $15,000 will aid victims’ families, first responders in New London area
Oct. 6, 2017 Serious business: BHN president encourages employers to offer support for staff fighting addiction
Sep. 22, 2017 Speaking from experience: Recovery and family affairs director brings hope to patients 
Sep. 8, 2017 A life worth living: Zero Suicide initiative focuses on identifying, helping at-risk patients
Aug. 25, 2017 Back to school blues? Return to school exciting for some, downer for others
Aug. 11, 2017 Acting on impulse: Natchaug client opens up about her battle with kleptomania
Jul. 28, 2017 Tailgating trouble for teens: Young adults were among those found overindulging at recent rap concert
Jul. 14, 2017 Dying for a drink: Actor’s passing renews focus on alcohol abuse
Jun. 30, 2017 IOL volunteers have ‘high impact’: Peer counseling group honored with annual innovation award
Jun. 16, 2017 Sifting through ‘13 Reasons’: Forum breaks down the suicide-themed Netflix series that has sparked so much debate
Jun. 2, 2017 BHN charity softball tournament looking to round up more teams
May 17, 2017 Understanding the ‘Gender Revolution’: IOL to host documentary film screening and panel discussion June 6
May 5, 2017 Not your typical teen drama: '13 Reasons Why’ series stirs parents to be proactive about suicide
Apr. 21, 2017 Holistic healing at Backus: Mental health unit uses alternative therapies to promote wellness
Apr. 7, 2017 Addiction risk rising for women: BHN president Patricia Rehmer speaks at opioid forum in New Britain
Mar. 24, 2017 Serious issues take center stage: TheaterWorks musical strikes chord with bipolar theme
Mar. 10, 2017 Voices of hope in the ER: Bevahioral Health Network brings recovery coaches to East Region hospitals
Feb. 24, 2017 In touch with clients: ‘Every Moment Matters’ program highlights staff that goes above and beyond. 
Feb. 10, 2017 Mental health on the move: Behavioral Health Home Care program brings services to homebound patients
Jan. 27, 2017 Narcan training proves effective: Rushford teams up with Meriden police — and a life is saved
Jan. 13, 2017 Speaking for patients everywhere: Institute of Living leader appointed to prestigious national board
Dec. 30, 2016 A year filled with progress: The Behavioral Health Network took great strides in 2016
Dec. 16, 2016 Keeping an eye on mental health: Study of ‘pupillometry’ said to help gauge brain function
Dec. 2, 2016 Saving lives on the front lines: Rushford clinician gives police a lesson in use of Narcan against opioids
Nov. 18, 2016 Annual reception features powerful stories of recovery: "I don’t know what I would have done without Rushford" 
Nov. 4, 2016 IOL introduces forensics: Specialized psychiatry program will provide insight into court claims
Oct. 21, 2016 Raising digital dynamos: Forum looks at ways parents can protect their teens and encourage them to be ‘a good citizen online’
Oct. 7, 2016 "I was completely miserable" - Former NFL player Jeff Hatch details his bout with addiction at "The Time is Now" forum
Sep. 23, 2016 More where that came from: BHN plans expansion of mental health clinicians in primary care offices
Sep. 9, 2016 Call to action against suicide: IOL marks annual World Suicide Prevention Day
Aug. 26, 2016 Not ready for class: September’s return to school can bring out anxieties in students
Aug. 12, 2016 "I thought I was invincible": World-class athletes are not immune to the effects of depression
Jul. 29, 2016 The power of Pokémon: Persuasive smartphone app underscores the allure of video games
Jul. 16, 2016 Tapping into the power of yoga: BHN patients find meditative exercise can be key to recovery
Jun. 24, 2016 Helping victims of sex trafficking: Journey House reaches out to vulnerable girls
Jun. 10, 2016 TV show offers "Hope After Heroin": NBC program focuses on BHN success stories
May 27, 2016 Center for Healthy Aging greets staff
May 13, 2016 Natchaug expands Older Adult Program: New senior services to be offered at Windham Hospital
Apr. 29, 2016 Lifting the fog of mental illness: BrainDance winners cast a creative eye on mental health
Apr. 15, 2016 Making progress on mental health: Montville forum highlights successes, but gaps still exist
Apr. 1, 2016 A need for treatment in Cheshire: Rushford unveils new outpatient addiction treatment center 
Mar. 18, 2016 Bringing resources to primary care: Effort to integrate behavioral health making great strides
Mar. 4, 2016 Raising the roof: Charitable contractor comes to the rescue of former BHN client now battling cancer
Feb. 19, 2016 Addiction takes center stage: Opiate epidemic gets the attention of the White House
Feb. 5, 2016 Combating a health crises: Sen. Blumenthal gathers experts for addiction discussion
Jan, 22, 2016 Opioid awareness growing: A full house turns out for BHN panel discussion
Jan. 8, 2016 Clients serving clients: Advisory councils allow those who have been helped to help others
Dec. 18, 2015 Preparing for Anything: Training teaches IOL employees how to respond to a mass shooting
Dec. 4, 2015 No bullies on the bus: Rushford specialist trains drivers in how to maintain a safe environment
Nov. 13, 2015 A Legacy of Service: Stephen W. Larcen caps career after 40 years of behavioral health leadership
Oct. 30, 2015 Training Techniques: Mental Health First Aid program connects with hundreds of people
Oct. 16, 2015 Lordy, lordry, look who's 40: Rushford celebrates four decades of providing quality behavioral health services
Oct. 2, 2015 Turning the tide against overdoses: HHC forum addresses breaking down barriers with substance abuse victims
Sep. 18, 2015 Powerful Stories of Hope: Close, panelists discuss their search for happiness at Changing Minds forum
Sep. 4, 2015 Close sisters shine light on mental health
Aug. 21, 2015 Husky Heaven! HHC employees eligible for discounted UConn sports tickets
Aug. 7, 2015 IOL’s Young Adult Services named Program of the Year
Jul. 24, 2015 Reaching new heights on behalf of patients: BHN team to rappel down Hartford Hilton in Shatterproof fundraiser
Jul. 10, 2015 BHN president named Grassroots Champion
Jun. 26, 2015 HOCC offers new home for inpatient care
Jun. 19, 2015 Mental health leads list of concerns
Jun. 12, 2015 Natchaug honors past, looks to future
Jun. 5, 2015 HOCC to open new inpatient psych unit
May 29, 2015 ‘H3W is alive and well’: Third annual celebration lauds leadership principles
May 22, 2015 Best of New England: BHN marketing team wins seven awards, including top honor, at annual ceremony
May 15, 2015 NAMI offers peer support, advocacy and more
May 8, 2015 Patricia Rehmer: ‘Recovery is about hope’
May 1, 2015 IOL’s Saunders is HH 2015 Co-Employee of the Year
Apr. 24, 2015 DSM-5 training gives staff the latest tools
Apr. 17, 2015 BHN recognizes Autism Awareness in April
Apr. 10, 2015 Nightingale nurses lead the way in excellence
Apr. 3, 2015 Windham improves patient experience for psychiatric clients
Mar. 27, 2015 Shatterproof CEO leads the charge against addiction: Featured Natchaug speaker lost son, vowed to change perception
Mar. 20, 2015 A year later, ACCESS has grown: BHN hub helps youth of eastern and central Connecticut
Mar. 13, 2015 Good as Gold: IOL's Nancy Hubbard honored as HHC Gold Medal Manager
Mar. 6, 2015 Doing things by the book: Backus therapist promotes healing through the power of the written word
Feb. 27, 2015 Wesleyan scare raises awareness
Feb. 20, 2015 Grand Rounds revisits Sandy Hook
Feb. 13, 2015 BHN president announces exit: Stephen W. Larcen will retire by year’s end
Feb. 6, 2015 Winter keeps grip on region: Facilities remain on alert with second storm in eight days
Jan. 30, 2015 Weathering the storm: BHN sites don’t blink in face of the blizzard
Jan. 23, 2015 Artistic expression: Therapeutic outlet can produce inspiring results
Jan. 16, 2015 Working as a team: Behavioral health clinicians join primary care setting
Jan. 9, 2015 New year, new features for BHNews: Marketing staff puts survey results into action
Dec. 19, 2014 A busy year in behavioral health
Dec. 5, 2014 New protocol for crisis intervention
Nov. 21, 2014 Garden Growth: Working with the land provides solace, sustenance
Nov. 14, 2014 From paper pledges to new media, Stop the Stigma continues to grow
Nov. 7, 2014 Daniel Weinberger receives IOL's prestigious Burlingame Award
Oct. 31, 2014 Sen. Murphy launches listening tour with stops in Middletown, Hartford
Oct. 24, 2014 Stop the Stigma campaign wraps up summer tour