Category Archives: Mental Health

Julie Nash – Registered-Play Therapist Supervisor

We are proud to announce that Julie Nash, Ph.D. and Behavioral Health Clinician at CHC, is now a fully-certified Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor! This esteemed credential is granted by the Association for Play Therapy (APT) and is the highest level of … Continue reading

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Books to Help Your Child Cope With Tragedy

Here is a list of books to help your child cope with tragedy, provided by Alison Urban, Social Worker/Behavioral Health Clinician at our Smalley Academy School Based Health Center: Grief and Loss Chester Raccoon and the Acorn Full of Memories  (Audrey Penn) … Continue reading

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Coping With Disaster In Our Community

As part of our ongoing efforts to help the people of Connecticut cope with the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Dr. Tim Kearney, our Chief Behavioral Health Officer, hosted a live teleconference Wednesday evening on the topic, ‘Coping With … Continue reading

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Continuing the Discussion about Mental Health

Over the past few days, there has been increased discussion about mental health in our country after the shooting at Sandy Hook.  Dr. Tim Kearney, our Chief Behavioral Health Officer, has provided talking points about the recent school shooting in … Continue reading

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Talking with children about the recent school shooting in Sandy Hook

Many people have been telling us that they have found the talking points that Dr. Tim Kearney, Chief Behavioral Health Officer, Community Health Centers, Inc. produced very helpful and have asked for a ready to print version and versions in Spanish … Continue reading

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Talking to Adults About the Sandy Hook Shootings: Ways to Help

On Friday,  Dr. Tim Kearney, Chief Behavioral Health Officer, Community Health Centers, Inc. shared information about Talking with children about the recent school shooting in Sandy Hook.  Today, we are sharing information from Dr. Kearney about talking with adults.  The primary audience … Continue reading

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Stamford CHC Participates in National Depression Screening Day

On Thursday, October 11th, health centers across the United States offered depression screenings as part of a national day dedicated to the awareness and prevention of this behavioral illness. The staff at CHC Stamford partook in the event – titled … Continue reading

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Happy Women’s Health Week

I found a quote by the poet, Maya Angelou, that I thought suited the beginning of this post. “How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes” As we hit the halfway mark of celebrating … Continue reading

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How Can I…? Lessons from the Power Outage

Different people respond to emergencies in different ways.  This was driven home to me yesterday when I visited the emergency shelter in Middletown, CT for people that have lost power due to the October snow storm. On the way, I … Continue reading

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Mental Health Month Blog Party

Today, the American Psychological Association is hosting a Mental Health Month Blog Party.  It seems like a great idea.  First, blog parties are important social media events.  They are opportunities to connect with other blogs interested in similar issues.  I’m … Continue reading

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