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988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline and National Maternal Mental Health Hotline

Posted on July 27, 2022


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The number one priority for the legislature this past session was to address the mental and behavioral needs of our students and children. Students are experiencing increased depression, anxiety, trauma, and suicidal ideation now more than ever before, while at the same time our school districts are facing a critical shortage of mental health professionals. Families continue to struggle to find critical mental health services for their children.

One important measure the legislature passed this session

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CT Summer at the Museum

Posted on July 27, 2022


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The popular “Connecticut Summer at the Museum” program has returned for the 2022 summer season, which enables Connecticut children to receive FREE ADMISSION at more than 130 museums across the state during the summer months.

Originally established in 2021 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the program is a way of providing children with engaging summer enrichment and learning experiences. It is funded by money Connecticut received from the federal government under the American Rescue Plan Act

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Hot Asphalt Awareness

Posted on July 20, 2022


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With hot temperatures here for the summer it’s important to be prepared, and that includes making sure your pets are safe, too.   The American Red Cross has the following tips on keeping pets safe, but essentially treat your pets the same as you treat yourself:

  • Never leave your pet in a hot vehicle, even for a few minutes. The inside temperature of the car can quickly reach 120 degrees even with the windows cracked open.
  • Limit exercise on hot days. Exercise in the early morning or evening hours.
  • Walk

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