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The Institute of Living’s model of care is derived from a long-standing humanistic tradition and a rigorous commitment to scientific advances. Treatment at the Institute of Living is based on respect for the dignity and individuality of each patient. Learn more by downloading the Patient Healthcare Guide & Journal.

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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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January 19, 2022

Hartford HealthCare, Quinnipiac Academic Partnership Will Redefine Healthcare Education, Grow State’s Workforce Pipeline and Expand On-Campus Care

With an ongoing workforce shortage and even more dire predictions for the future, Hartford HealthCare (HHC) and Quinnipiac University (QU) [...]

January 14, 2022

Marijuana vs. Alcohol: What’s The Difference in Impaired Driving?

As experts anticipated, research now confirms that legalizing marijuana for recreational use leads to an increase in arrests for impaired [...]

January 03, 2022

Hartford HealthCare Changes Visitor Guidelines Due to Increased Cases of COVID-19

Beginning Monday, January 3, 2022, all Hartford HealthCare hospitals will change their guidelines for visitors. Each patient may have one [...]

December 22, 2021

Patricia Rehmer Retires After Four Memorable Decades in Behavioral Health

Pat Rehmer has been on call since 1997. “I have never been unavailable,” she said, adding, “It’s who I am. [...]

December 01, 2021

The Youth Mental Health Crisis: Warning Signs of a Potential School Shooting

Chilling new details have emerged in the Nov. 30 mass shooting that killed four and injured seven at a Michigan [...]

December 01, 2021

State Legislature to Address Children’s Mental Health Services in 2022

Healthcare providers across the state have reported large increases in patients who report having mental health issues ranging from depression [...]

Popular Events

Tuesday, Jan 25, 2022, 6:00PM - 7:15PM

Webinar: An Introduction to Schizophrenia

In this FREE webinar, join the IOL's Family Resource Center to gain helpful information about the diagnosis of Schizophrenia and how family [...]

Tuesday, Feb 01, 2022, 6:00PM - 7:15PM

Webinar: An Introduction to Depression

In this FREE webinar, join the IOL's Family Resource Center to gain helpful information about the diagnosis of depression and how family [...]

Saturday, Feb 05, 2022, 8:30AM - 2:30PM

Webinar/On Site: Youth Mental Health First Aid

Under national guidelines, only individuals over the age of 18 can attend this training

In this FREE educational seminar, learn [...]





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Behavioral Health Network is accredited by the Joint Commission for meeting national standards in health

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