World Suicide Prevention Day Conference:
SUICIDE PREVENTION IN OLDER ADULTS
September 10, 8:30-11:30 AM
Hartford Hospital/ERC, Heublein Hall
Worldwide suicide rates rise with age, and in the U.S. it is older men who are the highest risk segment of the population. With the oncoming wave of Baby Boomers entering later life in coming decades, the number of older adults will rise dramatically, and with it the number who die by their own hand. This FREE seminar will review the epidemiology of suicide in later life, including factors that place seniors at risk, and consider empirical evidence for approaches to the prevention of suicide in older adults. (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)