Getting Most From Life

Doctors, Clinician Team Up For C-HIT Forum On Stress, Mindfulness

September 20, 2017
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Doctors, Clinician Team Up For C-HIT Forum On Stress, Mindfulness

By Cara Rosner There’s no denying it: most of us are stressed. Stress levels in the country are at their highest in at least a decade, research shows, and a recent American Psychological Association (APA) study found two-thirds of respondents feel stressed about the future. Kate Mitcheom, certified mindfulness-based stress reduction teacher. To learn...

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Rocker’s Mission: Helping The Mentally Ill Find Their Song

June 23, 2015
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Rocker’s Mission: Helping The Mentally Ill Find Their Song

 By: Cara Rosner Dozens of Connecticut’s most at-risk mental health patients have added a new tool to their treatment plans – songwriting – thanks to an unusual partnership between a New York-based singer and the state Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Over the past two years, singer-songwriter Mary McBride and her bandmates...

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Indicators Of Teen Depression, Earlier Suicides, On The Rise

May 6, 2015
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Indicators Of Teen Depression, Earlier Suicides, On The Rise

By: Lisa Chedekel While the number of youths in Connecticut who die by suicide has declined since 2007, the average age of the children who kill themselves has decreased from 17 to just over 14, and the percentage of youths who report self-injury or feelings of hopelessness has risen in recent years, according to...

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LIFE GOES ON: Good Boys Bad Girls Good Girls Bad Boys

October 28, 2012
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LIFE GOES ON: Good Boys Bad Girls Good Girls Bad Boys

BAD BOYS AND NICE GIRLS Why do nice girls like bad boys? And why do nice boys like bad girls? Let’s define BAD BOY. Rule breaker. (cheating, lying, stealing, breaking laws) Aggressive behavior (fighting, swearing, yelling, threatening) Reckless behavior. (speeding, thrill-seeking) Promiscuity (multiple partners and hook ups) Excessive Partying (drug and alcohol abuse) Let’s...

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