We found 142 articles related to the category Behavioral Health.

Community Quilting Event Honored Lives Lost to Addiction

Wheeler’s Connecticut Clearinghouse hosted a community quilting event on Saturday, March 30 to honor the memory of those lost to substance use disorders, including opioid addiction. This event was part of a statewide Remembrance Quilt initiative—launched in 2017 by the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) —to honor loved ones who have died from substance use disorders or addiction.

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Family Storytelling Helps Prevent "Distracted Parenting"

Our phones, the TV, and the devices all around us make this an age of distraction. How can parents and caregivers of young children ensure their kids have the best experiences for growth and development? A Wheeler early childhood expert says that storytelling is one very effective method to reconnect with what matters.

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Adjusting to a New World of Recovery

When James left prison in early 2018, he found a world that he didn’t recognize in many ways. There was new technology, new ways of communicating, new challenges. One major challenge remained, however, and that was addressing many of the factors that led him to prison to begin with, including addiction.

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Addressing the Social Determinants of Health

Health and wellness is so much more than going to the doctor or getting prescriptions filled. If individuals and families leave the physician’s office and return home to environments that don’t promote or sustain healthy behaviors, treating diseases like asthma, depression or heart disease can become difficult or even impossible. The social determinants of health influence everything else in our health care system.

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