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Rushford’s Inaugural Race for Recovery Set for May 12

Rushford will host its inaugural Race for Recovery on Saturday, May 12 to benefit programs at Rushford’s Stonehaven facility in Portland. The 5k race and fun run will be held Agogliati Field at 25 Middlesex Avenue in Portland. The idea for the race came after Rushford sponsored several Stonehaven clients...


Surgeon General Urges More Americans to Carry Narcan

As the opioid crisis continues to rage across the United States, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams last week urged more Americans to carry the opioid-overdose-reversing drug naloxone, known commercially as Narcan. “Each day we lose 115 Americans to an opioid overdose — that’s one person every 12.5 minutes,” Adams...


Proactive professionals prepare for ‘13 Reasons’ sequel

The controversial Netflix show “13 Reasons Why” promoted conversations between teens and parents around difficult topics like suicide and bullying, but also sparked a firestorm of criticism over its graphic content and concern about copycat suicides.  “Anecdotally, Hartford Hospital, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and other  emergency departments saw a notable...


Student Group’s PSA Does its Part to Curb Opioid Abuse

A youth group facilitated by Rushford and radio station KC 101 are teaming up to help fight the opioid crisis. SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) created a public service announcement urging adults to properly dispose of their unused and expired prescription medication so it doesn’t fall into the wrong hands....


Farmington student films documentary on IOL history

Sean Shekhman knew a little bit about the Institute of Living when he started a recent documentary project for his middle school, but didn’t know how much the organization had helped lead progress in behavioral healthcare throughout its history. “I had been to the Institute of Living before,” Sean said,...


Help for the Homeless: Taking it to the Streets

Editor’s note: Hartford HealthCare Senior Communications Specialist Steve Coates recently spent time embedded with Rushford staff members whose jobs include documenting and helping the homeless. Here is their story: Tim Washington couldn’t sleep. It was the coldest night of the year, and Washington, a case manager for Rushford’s Homeless Outreach Program,...