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SAM Training

New Training at Behavioral Health Network Helps Identify Suicide Risk

A fundamental element of the Zero Suicide Initiative at the Behavioral Health Network is developing a competent, caring workforce, which includes training staff to identify and intervene with people in crisis and compassionately supporting staff after a suicide death. To achieve this goal, a dedicated team was developed and implemented a...

2020 Census

Why the Census Is a Healthcare Issue

By Jeffrey A. Flaks Hartford HealthCare President and Chief Executive Officer and Sarah S. Lewis Hartford HealthCare Vice President, Health Equity Among the New Year’s resolutions that you’ve made (or maybe already broken), here’s one that should be easy to keep: Complete your U.S. Census form, and encourage everyone you...

Counseling.

What Clinicians Need to Know in Times of Crisis

By Kate Carey-Trull Lessons can be learned from on-site disaster psychiatry and applied to everyday practice to improve patient treatment, as providers learned at January’s Grand Rounds. Dr. Anthony Ng, medical director of the Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network’s East Region, which includes Natchaug, Backus and Windham hospitals, has a...

Change

Word Leaders Support Gender Fluidity With ‘They’ Pronoun

It’s a four-letter word that means so much more today than ever before and the recent announcement that the word gurus at Merriam-Webster dictionary dubbed the pronoun “they” its word of the year marked a milestone for those identifying as non-binary. The dictionary had enhanced its definitions of “they” and...

Beer Ads

The Wrong Message in Coors Light’s ‘Made to Chill’

Do new beer ads promote risky drinking? Just before the college football games start, two young roommates sit down in their pajamas to breakfast. One closes the shades and the other reaches into his bathrobe and pulls out two beers. Another good-looking guy steps into the shower, the sun streaming...

Marijuana and Driving

Marijuana and Driving: Watch TEDxHartford Talk By IOL’s Pearlson

Dr. Godfrey Pearlson, founding director of the Institute of Living’s Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center, participated in a TEDxHartford talk, presenting his current research into the effects of marijuana on driving. You can watch the TedxHartford Talk by clicking here. TEDxHartford — spawned from the innovative TED talks – is an...

Webb School

Webb Schools Find Disciplinary Alternative, Get Team Of the Year Award

The Webb Schools team was nominated for the Hartford Hospital Team of the Year Award after demonstrating excellence in its determined work to reduce the use of seclusion and restraints with students. The schools implemented the Positive Relationships and Intervention Strategies (PRaIS) model, which was developed and implemented by Webb...