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C-HIT Wins Four Awards For 2014 Work

C-HIT (Connecticut Health I-Team) won four awards from the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists for stories published in 2014, covering topics ranging from health disparities, to the use of restraints in state psychiatric units. C-HIT columnist Susan Campbell won a first-place award for online general column writing for her piece, Racial Health Divide in Utero, which the judges said examined a “serious and important issue in Connecticut: the disparity in health care for pregnant moms and newborns. Well researched and written.”

C-HIT senior writer and co-founder Lisa Chedekel won second-place in online investigative reporting for her piece, State Restrains Psychiatric Patients at High Rate, which found that hospitals in Connecticut restrain psychiatric patients at more than double the average national rate, with elderly patients facing restraint at a rate seven times the national average. C-HIT contributor Jodie Mozdzer Gil won a second-place award for in-depth online reporting for a story that examined emergency room visits for asthma. And contributor Peggy McCarthy won a third-place award in the same category for an article that looked at the myriad health problems of women veterans of Iraq. Continue Reading →

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May 7 Forum On Teen Mental Health Open to Parents, Teachers, Clinicians

As state policymakers debate ways to improve mental health services for youths, the Connecticut Health I-Team ( is hosting a forum May 7 that will bring together parents, clinicians, educators and others to discuss ways to identify, treat and prevent teen depression. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Mental Health Services Available In Connecticut

The following is a list of some of the mental health services available in Connecticut. The Institute of Living, Hartford Hospital: The facility offers continuum of care across the spectrum of behavioral health services. It’s one of the first hospitals to treat mental health disorders in the U.S., and the first of its kind in Connecticut. Call: 860-545-7000

Natchaug Hospital: Natchaug provides inpatient and outpatient treatment for behavioral health – from psychiatric illness to chemical dependency to residents in Eastern Connecticut. Call: 860-456-1311

Rushford: Provides treatment programs for addiction and mental health disorders with offices in Middletown, Meriden, Portland, Glastonbury and Durham. Continue Reading →

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