On December 10, 2014, Keep the Promise (KTP) Coalition, Connecticut’s largest group of key stakeholders advocating for smart policy reforms and systems change to benefit people impacted by mental health conditions, the Office of the Child Advocate (OCA), and the Office of the Healthcare Advocate (OHA) held a two-hour information session on mental health issues for newly elected and re-elected legislators and their staff.

This information session presented legislators with the unique opportunity to gain valuable up-to-date knowledge on important mental health issues facing the state as they prepare for the upcoming 2015 legislative session. All current Connecticut legislators and their staff, and media were invited to attend the session.

Central to the event was the first-time release of KTP’s Mental Health Resource Binder, comprised of 35 fact sheets on important mental health issues, including Mental Health Parity, Early Identification and Intervention, Supportive Housing, Debunking Myths Concerning Mental Health Conditions and Violence, and Well-Being and Mental Health.

The information session was held on December 10, 2014, 1-3pm at the Legislative Office Building, Room 2E, in Hartford, CT.

Access the KTP Mental Health Resource Binder documents by clicking the links below:

KTP Resource Binder – complete
KTP History
KTP Mental Health Resource Binder Contributors
KTP Mental Health Resource Binder Table Of Contents
KTP Mental Health Glossary of Terms
Advance Directives factsheet
Behavioral Health Partnership factsheet
CASBHC factsheet
Challenges for Older Adults factsheet
Civil Rights factsheet
Closing Coverage Gap Between Public & Private Insurance factsheet
Community Integration factsheet
Criminal Justice Issues factsheet
Early Identification and Early Intervention factsheet
Economic Impact factsheet
Economic Security PTI factsheet
Health Equity factsheet
Healthcare Reform factsheet
Holistic Perspective-WHAM factsheet
Juvenile Justice and Mental Health factsheet
Medicaid Services in Connecticut factsheet
Medication Issues factsheet
Mental Health and Truancy-Achievement Gap factsheet
Myth v Fact – Mental Health and Violence factsheet
Peers and Social Supports factsheet
Person First Language factsheet
Supportive Housing – Cost Effective FactSheet
Recovery factsheet
School-Based Health Centers – Sites by Name
Supportive Housing FUSE and SIF factsheet
Trauma-Informed Care factsheet
Veterans and Homelessness factsheet
Well Being factsheet
WISE MFP factsheet
Youth Homelessness factsheet

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