Classes & Events
A Writing Workshop: Picture Stories
    We all have a story we want to tell. In this workshop we’ll use pictures as a framework for our writing activity. After spending some time reflecting on a variety of pictures, we’ll write a story of our choosing. It can be fiction or non-fiction, short or long. This is an incredibly fun way to be creative and express ourselves with words. All materials provided. No writing experience necessary. Come and write your story.
Alcoholics Anonymous
    Join us for coffee and a one hour A.A. topic discussion.
Anticipatory Grief Group
    Grief takes many forms. It is present not only after someone has died, but before they are gone as well. This group is for those who are experiencing pain or discomfort of any degree due to the impending loss of a loved one, patient, client, etc
Anxiety Disorders: An Introduction
    Get a basic understanding of anxiety disorders, its treatments and receive specific suggestions to help better cope with the illness.
Bipolar - An Introduction to the Disorder
    A program for family members and friends of individuals who have bipolar or a related disorder.
Dementia Educational & Support Group
    An educational and support group that brings together those who want guidance, direction and support through this journey.
Depression - An Introduction to the Disorder
    For family members and friends of individuals who suffer from depression.
Got Cravings?
    Got cravings to sweets, soda, cigarettes, etc.? Are they so strong that they’re in control of you? Learn to conquer them once and for all with 2 simple techniques that will put you back on control
Introduction to Mental Health Benefits and Services
    An overview of benefit programs available for individuals with mental health disabilities.
Managing Schizophrenia
    Information and discussion about how to handle and manage the difficulties that arise with schizophrenia.
Mental Health First Aid
    Hartford Hospital invites you to an 8 hour course designed to teach you the signs and symptoms of mental illness and then how to get someone help using an action plan. At the end of the course you will be certified as a Mental Health First Aider.
Schizophrenia - An Introduction to the Disorder
    A program for family members and friends of individuals who have schizophrenia or a related disorder.
Sibling Support Group
    This is a group for siblings of those struggling with mental illness.
Social Support Group for LGBTQ Issues
    A support group for 16-23 year-olds who identify LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, questioning) issues as being prominent in their lives.
Substance Use Educational and Support Group
    For family members impacted by loved ones with substance abuse.
Support Group for Families Dealing with Major Mental Illness
    A program for family and friends of individuals who have schizophrenia, bipolar or other related mental illnesses. Share your struggles. Learn to care for yourself while you are caring for others.
The Truth About Electroconvulsive Therapy and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
    This information session will answer questions and concerns about these often misunderstood treatments.
World Suicide Prevention Day Conference: Suicide Prevention in Young Adults
    Hartford Hospital invites you to a conference in recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day.
Youth Mental Health First Aid
    Hartford Hospital invites you to an 8 hour course designed to teach you the signs and symptoms of mental illness and then how to get someone help using an action plan. At the end of the course you will be certified as a Youth Mental Health First Aider.
Youth Psychosis Family Support Group
    Join us to receive support, guidance and education on how to cope with and help your young person.
Programs
Bereavement Support Group in Spanish (Grupo de Apoyo a los Enlutados)
    Open to Spanish-speaking families and caregivers who have lost a loved one. (El grupo se reunirá el primer y tercer lunes de cada mes)
Class of 2011 Presentation Series (Institute of Living Professional Education)
    This professional education activity for Residents supports the Institute's goal of clinical excellence and presents clinically relevant information from a variety of mental health disciplines.
Compulsive Hoarding
    Learn about the phenomenon of compulsive hoarding, a common and potentially disabling problem.
Counseling and Stress Management Service - Individual Counseling
    One-to-one counseling with a health psychologist for people struggling with psychological issues related to a medical illness.
Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance
    A peer-run support group for those who have been diagnosed with depression and/or bipolar disorder.
Medical/Psychiatric Young Adult Services Psychotherapy Group
    The supportive psychotherapy group is designed for young adults age 17-26 struggling with a new diagnosis, chronic medical conditions or physical symptoms or limitations.
Memory Problems
    Learn about causes, treatments and prevention of memory problems
Myths, Minds & Medicine Exhibit
    A permanent exhibition on The Institute of Living's history and treatment of psychiatric illnesses.
Peer Support Group
    A peer-run support group for those who are experiencing mental illness.
Psychopharmacology/Neuroscience Rounds
    This series focuses on applied psychopharmacology and research on brain structure and function.
Stress Management for Cardiac Patients - A 6-Week Group
    Recommended for cardiac patients interested in improving their skills to manage stress and is facilitated by a counselor from Hartford Hospital’s Behavioral Cardiology Program.