Cracked, Not Broken: A Suicide Survivor’s Experience
September 23, 6:30-8:30 PM
West Hartford Meeting & Conference Center
This interactive event features Kevin Hines, author of "Cracked Not Broken: Surviving and Thriving After a Suicide Attempt." Hines will share his experience and insights battling mental illness, including the day he jumped from San Francisco's iconic Golden Gate Bridge - and survived. (more)
Open House and Ribbon Cutting for New Resource Center and Children’s Mental Health Initiative
September 24, 4-6 PM
Hartford Hospital’s Institute of Living (IOL) invites the community at large to visit the new on-campus home of its Family Resource Center (FRC) and ACCESS-Mental Health Connecticut program during an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony. (more)
Take the Pledge to Stop The Stigma
It's time to stop the stigma of mental illness. And the first step to stopping it is to address the most common way we perpetuate it: the way we talk about it. Every day, we describe traffic as "insane," we say our neighbor is a "psycho" or we tell our friends that the ending of a TV show was "totally nuts." We're not trying to offend anyone, but we're helping to make these words intimidating and scary. What good is a pledge against mental health stigma? Making a statement in the form of a “pledge” spreads the message that changing attitudes can start with changing minds. Sign the Pledge now and put your mind, and your name, to stopping the stigma. (more)
Non-Invasive Treatment for Select Patients with Depression
The Institute of Living is the first medical facility in Connecticut to offer NeuroStar TMS Therapy.
This is a recently-approved treatment for patients suffering from depression who have not achieved satisfactory improvement from prior antidepressant treatment.
TMS stands for "transcranial magnetic stimulation." The treatment is non-invasive and does not require any anesthesia or sedation. The patient remains awake and alert during the treatment. (more)
A Tradition of Healing
Founded in 1822, The Institute Of Living was one of the first mental health centers in the United States, and the first hospital of any kind, in Connecticut.
Today, as a division of Hartford Hospital, it continues to be one of America's leading not-for-profit centers for comprehensive patient care, research and education in the fields of behavioral, psychiatric and addiction disorders. (more)