December 22, 2018

On January 15, our Catchment Area Council 1&2 is inviting legislators from Greenwich through Westport to join us for a Legislative Breakfast to hear from those affected by mental illness and addiction. Advocates from those towns are welcome to join us! Please RSVP.

On J...

November 26, 2018

As part of the new Regional Behavioral Health Action Organization (RBHAO), we invite everyone interested in advocacy around behavioral health (BH) issues to two events:

  • RESCHEDULED! Join us for a region-wide legislative coordination meeting on our NEW DATE: Thursda...

December 15, 2017

Updates:

Legislators will hold a special session between Dec. 24-29th to restore $54 Million to the Medicare Savings Program for this fiscal year!

Thanks to the many who called and emailed about this planned cut, and to the more than 100 advocates and many legislators w...

March 7, 2017

A quick update on the bills arising from our CAC legislative forums in December (with our thanks to Rep. McCarthy-Vahey, D-Fairfield, for sponsoring them!): 

HB 6887 (click here), an act to expand insurance coverage for mental health and substance abuse services, contin...

March 3, 2017

On Tuesday, March 7th there will be a public hearing before the Public Health Committee that will include the following bills of interest: 

  • HB6695 (an act protecting LGBTQ youth from conversion therapy)

  • SB445 (an act...

February 25, 2017

On Thursday, February 23,  hundreds of advocates from around the state appeared before the Appropriations Committee for more than 12 total hours of testimony on the proposed budgets for DMHAS and DDS. 

Click below to watch some of our testimonies here:

SWRMHB E...

February 18, 2017

The Appropriations Committee will be holding its Public Hearing on the proposed budgets for DMHAS and DPH this Thursday, 2/23, starting at 4:30pm at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. The Governor's budget proposal is a starting point for discussion, so legis...

February 10, 2017

  • Another opportunity to testify next week! House Bill 6483, AN ACT ESTABLISHING A TASK FORCE REGARDING THE IMPENDING SHORTAGE IN THE PSYCHIATRY WORKFORCE, also put forward by Rep. Cristin McCarthy-Vahey (D-Fairfield), seeks to start working on the growing national s...

February 10, 2017

  • Have you or a loved one struggled with finding help for a mental illness or addiction, but been unable to access care coordination/case management due to your insurance? 

  • Have you or a family member benefited from care coordination services after trying to...

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