Classes & Events
Al-Anon Parent Group
    For parents impacted by substance use.
Alcoholics Anonymous
    Join us for coffee and a one hour A.A. topic discussion.
Bereavement Support Group
    Open to families and caregivers who have lost a loved one.
Bipolar: An Introduction to the Disorder
    
Dementia Educational & Support Group
    An educational and support group that brings together those who want guidance, direction and support through this journey.
Depression - An Introduction to the Disorder
    For family members and friends of individuals who suffer from depression.
Depression Bipolar Support Alliance Group (DBSA)
    Peer run support group for those who have been diagnosed with depression or bipolar disorder.
Holistic Birthing
    Join this 3-week class for expectant parents (mother and birthing companion). Class includes techniques to help parents to relax and experience a calm and serene birthing. These techniques include breathing, meditation, gentle movement, self-hypnosis, and guided imagery. They give parents the knowledge and skills to allow them to have the extraordinary experience of birthing their child with joy, peace, and comfort.
Introduction to Mental Health Benefits and Services
    An overview of benefit programs available for individuals with mental health disabilities.
Medical/Psychiatric Young Adult Services Psychotherapy Group
    The supportive psychotherapy group is designed for young adults age 17-26 struggling with a new diagnosis, chronic medical conditions or physical symptoms or limitations.
Mental Health First Aid
    Hartford Hospital invites you to an 8 hour course designed to teach you the signs and symptoms of mental illness and then how to get someone help using an action plan.
Mind-Body Relaxation
    Come unwind and rejuvenate with complementary instruction in breathing, gentle movement and relaxation. Limited yoga mats. Please bring your own if you have one.
Social Support Group for LGBTQ Issues
    A support group for 16-23 year-olds who identify LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, questioning) issues as being prominent in their lives.
Substance Use Educational and Support Group
    For family members impacted by loved ones with substance abuse.
Support Group for Families Dealing with Major Mental Illness
    A program for family and friends of individuals who have schizophrenia, bipolar or other related mental illnesses. Share your struggles. Learn to care for yourself while you are caring for others.
Survivors of Suicide Group
    A support group for those who have lost someone close to them to suicide.
Youth Mental Health First Aid
    Learn the signs and symptoms of mental illness and then how to get someone help using an action plan.
Youth Psychosis Family Support Group
    Join us to receive support, guidance and education on how to cope with and help your young person.
Programs
Class of 2011 Presentation Series (Institute of Living Professional Education)
    This professional education activity for Residents supports the Institute's goal of clinical excellence and presents clinically relevant information from a variety of mental health disciplines.
Counseling and Stress Management Service - Individual Counseling
    One-to-one counseling with a health psychologist for people struggling with psychological issues related to a medical illness.
Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance
    A peer-run support group for those who have been diagnosed with depression and/or bipolar disorder.
Memory Problems
    Learn about causes, treatments and prevention of memory problems
Myths, Minds & Medicine Exhibit
    A permanent exhibition on The Institute of Living's history and treatment of psychiatric illnesses.
Peer Support Group
    A peer-run support group for those who are experiencing mental illness.
Psychiatric Grand Rounds
    This professional education activity supports the Institute's goal of clinical excellence and presents clinically relevant information from a variety of mental health disciplines.
Stress Management for Cardiac Patients - A 6-Week Group
    Recommended for cardiac patients interested in improving their skills to manage stress and is facilitated by a counselor from Hartford Hospital’s Behavioral Cardiology Program.